NORTH OGDEN -- A North Ogden woman is charged with sexual battery after a scuffle in which officers say she attacked the groin of a police sergeant.
Bonnie Cain, 37, also has been charged with assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in the Sept. 19 altercation at her home. Additionally, she is charged with propelling a substance at a correctional officer for an incident at the county jail when she was taken in for booking.
"We don't see it at all often like this," North Ogden Police spokesman Detective Paul Rhoades said of the sexual battery charge. The scenario with Cain is the first he's aware of in his 15 years with the department.
Sexual battery is not always strictly an offense relating to sexual arousal, he said, because the statutory language includes behavior intended to cause pain. The officers were not seriously injured.
Police were called to the scene of a disturbance where Cain was reportedly screaming obscenities at neighbors from as far as 30 feet away, with three children present, during an argument over past problems, according to charging documents.
A probable cause affidavit said officers told Cain she was under arrest after she became upset at their questions. As they attempted to take her into custody, she pulled her arms from their grasp and began walking back into her garage, saying she didn't have to talk to them.
Cain began throwing elbows as he pulled her to the ground, Patrolman Robert Tycz wrote in the probable cause affidavit, at which point Sgt. Blaine Seamons entered the garage to assist. Cain then rolled over onto her back and punched the sergeant three times in the groin, then "grabbed his testicles and squeezed them."
At this point, Tycz used his Taser on Cain's right hip, which subdued her to allow handcuffing.
She was still upset enough to hurl obscenities as police walked her to a patrol car, using the words " ...., ....., and other socially unacceptible words several times."
Tycz wrote that Cain had a strong odor of alcohol and had apparently been drinking steadily for several days after the death of an in-law.
Cain was arraigned on the charges, all misdemeanors, Sept. 27 after posting $13,116 bail. She is due for a Nov. 1 status conference before 2nd District Judge Scott Hadley.