A 31-year-old trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol admitted that he violated the civil rights of four female victims by forcing them to commit sexual acts, some of which he photographed, in exchange for his agreement not to file criminal charges or issue traffic infractions against the victims or their friends.
He also admitted that he engaged in sexual contact with certain victims while they were under arrest and restrained in handcuffs.
In addition, he harassed and threatened some of the victims, including sending threatening electronic messages to one individual who he pulled over twice during a one-month period.
Bryan D. Lee of Lancaster, Ohio, pleaded guilty in October 2014 to violating the civil rights of female motorists and engaging in cyber stalking. Lee served as an OSP trooper from January 2006 until October 2013.
He has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison.
Corrections Supervisor Assaulted Female Inmates
The former captain at the Gallup-McKinley Adult Detention Center in New Mexico admitted that in his official capacity at the prison, he had regular access to female inmates when he accompanied them to court hearings, transported them to other facilities, and had them brought to his office.
This regular access gave him the opportunity to have unwanted sexual contact with three different women in December 2008 and January 2009.
He committed these acts, prosecutors said, even though he knew it was wrong, against the law, and without the victims’ consent, but he did so anyway for his own gratification.
The captain also admitted that he lied to law enforcement when he denied having personal contact with women in his custody.
John Greene, 70, the former captain at Gallup-McKinley, pleaded guilty to three counts of violating each of three victims’ rights to bodily integrity by engaging in sexual contact against their will. Greene also pleaded guilty to two counts of making material false statements to the FBI.
Greene was sentenced to five years of federal probation. As part of his sentence, he must forfeit his law enforcement certification and must comply with sex offender registration requirements.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Holland S. Kastrin for the District of New Mexico and Fara Gold of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.