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Off-duty officer cited for sexual battery

Posted May 4, 2010 12:20 p.m. EDT
Updated May 4, 2010 3:00 p.m. EDT

— An off-duty police officer at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center was cited Monday for sexual battery.

The criminal summons for Darian Burden, 41, of the 100 block of Toot-Toot Street in St. Pauls, was issued by a Cumberland County magistrate since it is a misdemeanor, according to a release from the Fayetteville Police Department.

Burden was off-duty when he met a woman Friday night and identified himself as a police officer before touching her inappropriately, police said.

Burden was summoned to appear in Cumberland County court June 28.