A Wilmington Police officer is facing assault charges

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington Police officer has been charged with assaulting a woman while on-duty.

38-year-old Wotzvely Albert Perez is facing charges of assault on a woman and sexual battery in connection with an incident on December 23, 2008.

The police department has not released any other details about what happened.

Perez had been with the force since September of 2006, but has been placed on administrative leave without pay.

His next court appearance is scheduled for January 26, 2009.