Chicago police officer charged with sexually assaulting suspect who was in custody

Officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, is charged with criminal sexual assault and official misconduct.

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a suspect in police custody, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.

Officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, was arrested Monday following an internal investigation, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Tribune. Calhoun was on duty when he sexually assaulted a male suspect at an area hospital in February, authorities alleged.

Calhoun is expected to appear in bond court Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual assault and official misconduct, according to the Chicago Police Department.

He has been relieved of his police powers and placed on desk duty, Guglielmi told the Tribune.

This is a developing story.