“There was no indication that any crime had taken place,” Korte mentioned.
He mentioned that “sooner or later” prior to now few years he additionally spoke with the girl and that she confirmed the 2 “attached” however that he didn’t doc the conversations.
Korte mentioned that past these conversations and flagging the claims to the Bowling Inexperienced police chief, he did not take additional steps to analyze.
An AP request for remark to the Bowling Inexperienced police chief was not returned Friday.
‘Hey have a look at that cute cop’
Requested about issues that his dealing with of the case may erode younger girls’s belief that his division would take severely claims of sexual assault in opposition to regulation enforcement officers, Korte mentioned he may see somebody who didn’t know him or the neighborhood questioning it.
“I suppose my query is, had been you ever in a state of affairs the place you mentioned, ‘Hey have a look at that cute cop?’” Korte requested.
Korte additionally questioned whether or not the messages with Perkins had been fabricated and questioned the credibility of the detective over what he mentioned was a political feud with Perkins.
Baker in a police report he despatched to the Freeway Patrol additionally mentioned a gasoline station clerk referred to as him in July 2020 to report that two ladies got here into the shop exhibiting individuals messages with Perkins and the 19-year-old “indicating that he had intercourse along with her whereas on responsibility.”