SALEM, Mass. -- (WBZ) -- Prosecutors say there is video surveillance evidence against a Salem police officer arraigned on rape and indecent assault and battery charges Wednesday in Salem District Court.
Officer Brian Butler, the husband of Salem Police Chief Mary Butler, was arrested late Tuesday afternoon by Massachusetts State Police. Bail has been set at $10,000.
Chief Butler was present in the courtroom, as her husband pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Butlers have been married for 29 years.
According to the police report, the alleged incident took place on October 31 against a drunk person in protective custody at the Salem Police station. The alleged victim has not been identified.
KRON / Washington County Sheriff's Office