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Austin Water employee accused of raping, running over victim while on the clock

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Corie Darian Dornist Jr., a 31-year-old Austin Water employee, is accused of raping, robbing and running over a woman while on the clock June 3, according to Austin Police.


An APD arrest affidavit says Dornist has been charged with second-degree sexual assault and second-degree robbery by assault. The charge comes after APD found the alleged victim bleeding from a "bad hip and leg injury" on a welfare call, according to the affidavit.

The victim, who was quickly hospitalized, said in the affidavit that a man in a large white truck offered her a ride near I-35 and Ben White Boulevard. The sexual assault occurred inside the vehicle before Dornist pushed her into a bush and took her phone as she looked to call for help, the affidavit said.

As officers were looking for surveillance footage, the affidavit said Dornist approached officers as a self-proclaimed city of Austin employee. Dornist said that he picked up the victim on Pleasant Valley Road before dropping her off because of her strange behavior.

The affidavit said that as the victim reached into the truck window for her phone, Dornist rolled the window up into her hands and dragged the victim before she got loose and was run over. In the affidavit, Dornist acknowledged that the victim was dragged by the marked Austin Water truck.

Dornist is currently held in the Travis County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

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