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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A veteran Kansas City police officer has been suspended without pay after he was charged with getting a teen drunk and sodomizing him.
James R. Silke, 52, was charged Friday in Clay County Circuit Court with sexual assault. Bond was set at $100,000.
Silke has worked for the Kansas City Police Department for 25 years. He serves in the North Patrol Division as a liaison between the department and apartment managers.
In a statement, the police department noted the alleged incident occurred while Silke was off duty.
According to court documents, the 19-year-old man told police that he went to Silke's home with Silke's son. The victim said Silke, his wife and a man he didn't know were at the house, according to court documents.
After Silke's son went to bed, the teen said he joined Silke and a man named "Brian" in the basement, according to court documents. The teen said Silke plied him with shots of rum, according to court documents.
Silke admitted he consumed alcohol with the teen, but initially denied any physical contact, according to court records. Silke said his son's friend acted
sexually aggressive with him and "Brian," according to court documents.
He later admitted sexual acts occurred between the three men, but said they were consensual, according to court records.
"Silke stated he is heterosexual and none of the sex acts would have occurred if he had not been drinking," according to court records. "Silke said the victim was probably too drunk to know what he did or lying."
The teen estimated he drank 12 shots of rum and three beers, according to court documents. The three men got into a hot tub with Silke telling the victim, "Real men go in naked," according to court documents. While in the hot tub, Silke fondled the teen, according to court documents.
The victim said the room then began to spin and he got nauseous. He said later that Silke put in a porn movie and got demanding with his advances, according to court documents. He said while sitting on a bar stool that Silke sodomized him, according to court documents.
The teen then went into a basement bathroom and vomited, according to court documents. He then passed out in his friend's bedroom.
After he got home Thursday morning, the victim told his girlfriend what happened who insisted that the teen go to the hospital for a rape exam and contact police. The girlfriend told police that her boyfriend was in tears, according to court documents.
The girlfriend told police that her boyfriend said he had been "violated," and it was "pretty much like rape."