A probation officer in Charlotte is facing charges that he sexually assaulted one of the women he was supervising during an office visit last week.
Charlotte Mecklenburg police arrested David Francis, 48, on Tuesday on charges of second-degree sex offense, sexual activity by a custodian and sexual battery.
Police said Francis sexually assaulted the woman at his office on Executive Center Drive on Feb. 28. The Department of Corrections learned about the allegations on Monday and immediately assigned Francis to administrative duty.
"We always take these allegations very, very seriously. In fact, as soon as we were made aware of the allegations, we started our own internal investigation," said Pam Walker with the Department of Public Safety in Raleigh.
Walker said Francis has been assigned to work in another county and will only be on desk duty as long as the investigation continues.
"Desk duty would entail filing and that type of thing -- mainly paperwork so he would not have any contact with offenders," Walker said.
Francis, who has been with the Probation Office since 2008, did not comment to reporters as detectives led him to a transport van Tuesday.