Palm Springs police say Ariel D. Valentin was arrested Friday and charged with sexual battery and bribery.
Police say Valentin questioned the woman on May 13 after she was involved in a minor car accident. There were no injuries, and neither vehicle was damaged. Police say Valentin searched her at the scene and then suggested going to her home nearby to search her further.
Once they arrived at her home, the woman told police that Valentin told her to remove her clothes and then coerced her into having sex with him.
Valentin has since resigned from FHP.
He was being held without bail.