BALTIMORE (AP) — The head of security for the Baltimore Ravens, who is accused of groping a stadium worker, is now facing a second-degree assault charge in the same case.

Darren Sanders, a former Baltimore Police Department officer, was charged in late December with a fourth-degree sex offense. The case stems from allegations that he grabbed the woman’s breasts and buttocks and kissed her without her permission while she escorted him to his car at the stadium. Sanders denies the allegations.

The additional charge was made public Tuesday when the case was transferred from District Court to Circuit Court for trial.

The Ravens have placed Sanders on paid leave.

Sanders had a role in the Ravens’ handling of a domestic violence case involving player Ray Rice after video surfaced showing Rice hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator.

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