Samuel McHenry II was given six months jail time for raping a woman after he pleaded guilty.
McHenry is an ex-state trooper from Alabama. He has been working as a trooper since 2009.
On the night of December 6th, a woman had a car accident while McHenry was on duty.
He handcuffed the woman, drove her from the scene and threatened to take her to jail if she didn’t have sex with him. She complied because she had pill bottles and empty nasal spray bottles in her car which she was scared McHenry was going to use against her, investigators claim.
McHenry had sex with the woman in a closed store and after drove off and left her.
He was arrested on the 8th December and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.
These charges were later dismissed as part of the plea bargain he filed with Butler County District Court in Greenville. According to the agreement, he would have to register as a sex offender after his jail time.
The plea deal drew national attention on allegations of sexual misconduct by law enforcement officers.
McHenry has being asked to report to the Butler County Jail by March 12 and also was instructed to pay fines and crime victims’ compensation fees.
Coincidentally he was involved with pending cases in county court in which he was the sole witness against a defendant.
More than about 1,000 officers have lost their badges for rape cases while on duty in the past few years. These offenders should be punished severely starting by revoking their certificates.
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