LUCY BRYANT’S LAW OFFICE in Portland, Oregon, is a nondescript, nondescriminating office that has been the subject of a lawsuit alleging sexual assault and defamation by a former police officer accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.
On July 18, the Portland, Ore., court of appeals upheld a decision by a judge to dismiss the suit, and the case will go to trial this fall.
In the complaint, filed by the woman, Lyle Braybrook, the former officer said he “raped the girl in a dark basement” in the early 1990s.
The girl told the police officer she didn’t know where the alleged rape took place, but Braybrook said he would find her.
The officer allegedly raped the girl again in his office in July of that year.
The lawsuit said he was terminated from the Portland Police Department in 1998, which led to a civil rights investigation by the Oregon State Police.
Braybrook denied all the allegations, including the claim that he raped the woman in his Portland office, saying in his complaint that the “defendant’s conduct was consistent with professional conduct.”
The lawsuit claims Braybrook violated the Oregon Civil Rights Act, Oregon’s anti-discrimination law, and state criminal law by failing to report the alleged assault to police.
He also claimed that the victim lied under oath in his civil rights suit.
The woman’s attorney, Joseph Kinsman, said Braybrook “has been trying to put a damper on this lawsuit and this case for a long time.”
Braybrook’s law office is in Portland’s west side.
Kinsmann said he and Braybrook had met the girl a few months before when she was a minor, but the girl said she didn.
Braywood and the girl met in the summer of 2015, when the girl was 13 and Braywood was a 21-year veteran of the department, Kinsmans attorney, Paul H. DeCamp, told The Huffington Post.
DeCap said Braywood met with the girl after he had been a police officer for two years, which is when she said she met him in a Portland strip club.
DeCamps office did not return a request for comment.
De Camp said the girl told him she was 18 at the time.
The investigation of Braybrook began when the woman reported the incident to the police in February 2016, and she was later contacted by Portland police after the police department said they found her report to the office in February of this year.
De Cap said the police officers investigation showed that Braybrook made “false statements” in a letter to the woman.
Brayold’s attorney said Brayington “did not do anything wrong,” and that his “statements are the truth.”
DeCamp said the letter to a woman “revealed that he did not have a history of sexual assault.”
Brayfield was fired from the police force on March 18, 2016.
Kokesman said he believes the civil rights lawsuit against Braybrook is likely going to go forward.
Brayborough has been in his law office for about two years.
The office, which has an address in the 7200 block of Southwest 11th Avenue, has a parking lot.
The law office has no phone or internet access.
Braytown is the only officer in the Portland department to be fired.
He is a sergeant and has been with the department for eight years.
A spokesperson for the Portland police department, which did not respond to requests for comment, said the department does not comment on pending litigation.
The city of Portland said in a statement that it is “disappointed” that a criminal complaint is being filed in a lawsuit that was filed years ago.
In a statement, the city said it “does not condone” sexual misconduct, and “will continue to take the appropriate action when appropriate.”