PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The now-former Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper, who investigators said exploited more than a dozen women, is out of jail.

Tremaine Jackson was released from the Lower Buckeye Jail on Thursday night.

[RAW VIDEO: Watch former DPS Trooper Tremaine Jackson walk out of jail]

Arizona's Family was the only camera crew there as Jackson walked out and stepped into a waiting taxi.

[VIDEO: Former DPS Trooper Tremaine Jackson was released from jail]

His bond was initially $150,000, but then it was lowered to $50,000.

He's been in custody since his arrest on Sept. 10 on 61 charges, including sexual abuse, attempted sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation. However, he was indicted on only 23 charges by a grand jury.

When asked what he had to say about charges against him, Jackson said to an Arizona's Family reporter: "I'm not guilty."

[ORIGINAL STORY: DPS trooper arrested on 61 sex-related and kidnapping charges]

Investigators said he used Phoenix freeways as his personal hunting ground and lied on DPS reports in order to cover up traffic stops of women he hoped to exploit sexually.

The incidents happened between Oct. 29, 2018, and June, mostly in the west Phoenix area between midnight and 4:30 a.m.

[RELATED: More potential victims come forward in sex exploitation case against AZ DPS trooper]

Court documents said what Jackson did ranged from forced touching to asking for cellphone numbers to pressuring a woman to oral sex and then following her to a friend's house.

The original allegations came from eight victims, but then seven more potential victims came forward.

 


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