The Australian Federal Police is "assessing whether to suspend" a decorated officer who is accused of forcing a woman's hand onto his penis and pulling her pants down.
Ivan Bruno Kovacic, 50, was granted bail when he appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday, charged with committing an act of indecency without consent.
The Canberra man has not entered a plea to the charge, which relates to an incident that allegedly occurred on Sunday.
Documents tendered to court said the woman and two of her male colleagues met Mr Kovacic in a hot tub at a Civic apartment complex, and all four later went to the police officer's unit to have drinks.
Inside the unit, Mr Kovacic allegedly started dancing around one of the woman's colleagues and playfully punching him in the body.
According to court documents, this situation escalated and he punched the woman's colleague in the face. In self-defence, the man punched Mr Kovacic in the face once, causing him to fall over and bleed from an injury to his eye.
The woman helped Mr Kovacic to his feet and walked him to his bedroom, leaving him on the bed while she got some towels and paper towels to help clean the blood off his face and body.
Court documents said the woman returned to the bedroom and kept talking to Mr Kovacic to ensure he was conscious, while cleaning away the blood.
Mr Kovacic then allegedly pulled out his penis and placed woman's hand on it, rubbing her hand on his penis several times.
The woman froze and was eventually able to pull her hand away, according to police allegations.
She was then allegedly pulled on top of Mr Kovacic, who allegedly pulled her pants down.
Police said the woman managed to get off Mr Kovacic and leave his apartment.
One of her colleagues contacted police on Sunday evening, and Mr Kovacic was taken to hospital to have his head checked before he was arrested and taken to the watch house.
When he appeared in court on Monday, Mr Kovacic was sporting a black eye.
Duty lawyer Taden Kelliher told the court Mr Kovacic had served with the Australian Federal Police for 20 years and held a top-secret security clearance.
Mr Kelliher said Mr Kovacic had no criminal history and had received "about five" commendations during his time with the police, after previously serving in the army from 1990 until 1999.
Prosecutors opposed bail on the grounds that Mr Kovacic may endanger the safety of the woman and her colleagues.
Special Magistrate Margaret Hunter granted Mr Kovacic bail with several conditions attached, including that he not consume alcohol or have contact with the woman and her colleagues.
"If you see them, you hightail it the other way," Ms Hunter told Mr Kovacic as she granted him bail.
Mr Kovacic is due to appear in court again on November 25.
In a statement, ACT Policing said the Australian Federal Police was "assessing whether to suspend the officer".
"All AFP members are expected to behave at all times in a manner that upholds the organisation's core values, reputation and integrity - consistent with community expectations," the statement said.
"As this matter is before court it would not be appropriate to make any further comment."