Ex-DPS trooper accused of pulling women over and asking for sexual favors sentenced
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A former Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper will spend several years in prison after he was accused of pulling several women over and asking them for sexual favors. Tremaine Jackson was sentenced to five years in prison and a lifetime supervised probation. The punishment was part of a plea deal.
Investigators say between January 2018 to June 2019, several women came forward saying Jackson stopped them and held them against their will, sometimes for over an hour, during traffic stops. He also repeatedly asked them, “What am I gonna do with you?” and “What are you willing to do with me?” In some cases, he asked for sexual favors in an effort to bribe them out of tickets. One woman said Jackson asked for a sexual favor and then followed her home, where she locked all the doors until he left. DPS says he also pulled over more women than men based on traffic data.
Jackson spoke at the sentencing and was remorseful of his actions. “Your honor, I am aware that my actions caused harm to a lot of people, to the community. I don’t even consider the damage it’s caused myself. That is not my character, that is not my nature,” he said. “I can never fix what has happened. What has happened has happened. What I’m asking for, your honor, is the opportunity to prove that I’m not the person that everybody thinks that I am. Even though my actions say different, I know I’m not.”
He pleaded guilty in December to attempted kidnapping with sexual intent, unlawful imprisonment with sexual intent, unlawful sexual conduct by a peace officer, two counts of bribery with sexual intent and one count of fraud with sexual intent.
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