Former Galena Police Chief Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault
Houston
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Three Park Patrol Officers Sentenced for Deprivation of Civil Rights by Intentionally Making False Arrests
ߦ   TMPA attorney wins appeal for Mission officer
ߦ   DEA to kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign
ߦ   Harris County DA Office regarding Darian Ward
ߦ   LCPD looking for driver in fatal motorcyle accident
ߦ   2-year-old girl mauled to death by family dog in Alvin
ߦ   City of La Porte Appoints a New Police Chief
ߦ   Driver ran red light, T-boned police officer downtown
ߦ   ICE Texas deports fugitive MS-13 member wanted for aggravated homicide
ߦ   Man with history of abuse to spend decades behind bars
ߦ   SAPD officer hospitalized after being struck by vehicle while directing traffic
ߦ   Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Michael
ߦ   Federal agent dies in accident on way home from training
ߦ   29th Interpol Wildlife Crime Working Group Meeting
ߦ   Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
ߦ   Burnet County Inmate/Arrests Report
ߦ   Charges dropped against cop falsely accused of assault
ߦ   Child Advocates of Fort Bend Announces 2018 Christmas Home Tour Neighborhoods
ߦ   Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil Oct. 18
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Information
ߦ   Houston Hospital Administrator Convicted of Health Care Fraud for Role in $16 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
ߦ   IACP Quick Take: How to weed out morale killing behaviors in your agency
ߦ   Join City Councilmembers for Bike to City Hall Day on October 17
ߦ   Pearland Police Dept. Bulletin
ߦ   Sheriff’s Office and Fire Marshal’s Office Investigating Explosion
ߦ   Siblings Plead Guilty for Attack Outside D.C. Courthouse
ߦ   What's next for Chicago cop convicted in OIS?
ߦ   Bexar County SO dispatcher terminated after multiple DWI arrests
ߦ   League City man with cancer accuses four Galveston police officers of brutal assault
ߦ   Authorities fatally shoot man while serving warrant
ߦ   Houston police officer accused of fleeing arrest while driving drunk
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 14600 Alrover
ߦ   Investigation into Shooting at 7300 Mullins
ߦ   Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting Incident at 3033 Elgin
ߦ   Update- Homicide Victim Identified- 3155 French Road

 
Search Archives:
<b>Edward Joe Mata</b>
Edward Joe Mata

By Carl Wilson

 

A former Galena Park police chief and Harris County Precinct 6 deputy constable has been charged with sexual assault, according to court documents.

Edward Joe Mata, 49, is accused of raping a woman at a Galena Park hotel last year.

Court records indicate Mata and the woman met through mutual friends and began texting back and forth while Mata was a sergeant with the Harris County Precinct 6 Constable's Office. The messaging turned sexual and they agreed to meet at a Galena Park hotel in the 2500 block of Clinton Drive on Oct. 29.

The woman told authorities that when she arrived at the hotel, the door was unlocked, so she entered the room.

She and Mata sat on a couch and started talking. She said she could smell alcohol on his breath, according to court records. She also said Mata was wearing his official uniform.

The woman said Mata "continually put her hand on his leg which made her feel uncomfortable," according to court records.

She said she asked him to stop, but he continued and suddenly grabbed her by the hair and yanked her head back, court records indicate. Mata then put his mouth over hers, to prevent her from screaming, the woman told authorities.

Mata then threw her on the couch face down and spread her legs apart, according to court documents.

He then pinned her arms with one hand and took her clothes off with the other, according to court records.

He then raped the woman, court records indicate.

During the rape, the woman told authorities she asked Mata to stop, but he told her that she would be OK, according to court records.

The woman told authorities that she was able to leave the hotel when Mata fell asleep.

Mata, in a voluntary statement to authorities, said he met the woman through social events and they began flirty conversations through text messages. He said they agreed to meet at the Regency Inn. He told investigators that when they got to the hotel, they both took off their clothes, began to kiss on the bed and then had consensual sex in the room. He said they both fell asleep and the woman left in the morning. He provided a swab for his DNA.

Lab reports indicate that Mata's DNA could not be excluded from vaginal swabs taken during the woman's sexual assault kit.

Mata has not been employed with the department since 2017.

 

Previous story

Officer With Tainted Record Promoted To Police Chief

http://texaspolicenews.com/default.aspx/act/newsletter.aspx/newsletterid/61720/category/News+1-2/MenuGroup/Home.htm



Comments:
Note to women every where - When text messaging turns sexual and then make a meet appointment at a motel, this is not going to be a conversation session... Conversation is done at public places, not motels, why do you think the sheets at these motels are always wreaking of clorox and stiff as a board. Geez. #metoo has taken on a new direction
Posted by Sasquatch at 3/7/2018 10:36:31 AM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.