(NBC) A top Los Angeles official who last month was accused of raping an unconscious woman has resigned.
Andrew Adelman resigned Tuesday from his position as the General Manager of the LA City Department of Building and Safety, according to mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office.
Adelman is under investigation by the LAPD, LA Weekly reported:
Now, Adelman faces a whole new kind of trouble, as detectives from the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section have been building a case stemming from an alleged July 10 attack on a woman who, according to a lurid court document, says she passed out, then woke up midrape next to a nude, aroused Adelman wielding a trio of invasive sex toys. If prosecutors believe there’s enough evidence, Adelman could face a laundry list of felonies, including kidnapping and a variety of rape counts, some carrying a possible life sentence.
The mayor has appointed Raymond Chan as interim general manager.
“Raymond Chan is a dedicated public servant who has served the City of Los Angeles for over a quarter century,” Villaraigosa said.