Officer (now Sergeant) Donovan honored as HPOU’s Investigator of the Month

Tom Kennedy

Sgt. Lee Donovan was honored in the May general membership meeting for his successful work as an investigator in the Child Sexual Abuse Unit.

Donovan was recognized as a dedicated officer and “accomplished investigator and trainer who always goes the extra mile with every investigation.”

Then there is this example:

Donovan was assigned to investigate an aggravated sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

The citation of Donovan’s work said, “In a forensic interview, the child made disclosure that the suspect, known as her mother’s boyfriend, had paid her mother $150 to have sex with her. During the incident, the mother recorded the sexual assault of the child on her cell phone.

“The suspect sexually abused the child twice in one night, placing her in whatever position he desired due to her state of intoxication.”

She said her mother had provided alcohol and marijuana prior to the assault.

“The next morning, the child took her mother’s cell phone that contained the video and provided it to the police. Officer Donovan conducted a thorough investigation that involved multiple jurisdictions. He presented the case to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and both the suspect and the child’s mother were charged with trafficking of a child, sexual performance of a child, compelling prostitution of a minor, promotion of child pornography and aggravated sexual assault of a child.”

Donovan is now a sergeant in the Jail Division.