A Tampa police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual battery.

Adam York, a 12-year veteran of the police force, is facing charges, according to Police Chief Eric Ward.

Ward announced the arrest Thursday morning.

The arrest stems from a Feb. 1 incident that occurred after a woman, who was pulled over for speeding, reported that she was sexually battered by York. The alleged victim was in her 20s.

Surveillance video from the Westshore mall parking lot shows the traffic stop, just after Gasparilla.

“She alleged that during a traffic stop, she didn’t know who or what agency, pulled her over and sexual misconduct took place,” said Ward.

The video is grainy and it doesn’t show much. But according to the arrest affidavit, DNA evidence found on the victim came back a month later, and linked York to the crime.

"This investigation is a shock and disappointment to all at TPD," Chief Ward said. "We hold our office to a very high standard. Those who fail to meet those standards are dealt with seriously."

Ward said York denied the woman's accusations. He was fired March 4.