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NEWS: Port police officer accused of rape

By Troy Torres

Seaport police officer Frank San Nicolas has been accused of rape by a woman who says he lured her to a secluded area off Tanguissen Beach by telling her his son - a man known to the woman - was there, and that he wanted to show her ancient Chamorro customs.

The woman is not from Guam, and says she was afraid to speak up because she considers herself an outsider and because Mr. San Nicolas is a police officer.

According to a police source of information and a separate confidential source of information close to the woman, she went with Mr. San Nicolas eager to learn more about the Chamorro culture and trusting him because of her friendship with his son. His son was at the secluded area, when she and Mr. San Nicolas arrived and the two men were conversing in what she believed to be the Chamorro language. After some time, sources say, Mr. San Nicolas spoke to his son in Chamorro, and his son told her he would be leaving. He then left the scene.

She accuses him of showing his firearm to her prior to the alleged rape, and informing her he is a high-ranking police officer. Under the guise of performing a Chamorro ritual, she accuses him of rubbing her body with coconut oil, then penetrating her against her wishes.

She has filed a criminal complaint of rape against him, and according to police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, the Guam Police Department Domestic Assault Response Team is investigating the case.

"The Frank San Nicolas case is ongoing," Sgt. Tapao said. "Our DART team is working on it."

No arrest has yet been made.

Mr. San Nicolas is a police officer with the Port Authority of Guam, which until today was not made aware of the complaint being investigated by GPD against Mr. San Nicolas.

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