Former State Trooper Pleads Guilty In Sex Case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former state trooper in Pickett County, Tenn., has pleaded guilty to five criminal counts stemming from a sexual assault investigation.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a news release Wednesday that 38-year-old Wade Williams was sentenced to eight years in jail. The release said he pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated statutory rape, two counts of attempt to commit especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Williams resigned when faced with termination earlier this year. He became a trooper in 2000.


2 Responses to “Former State Trooper Pleads Guilty In Sex Case”

  1. AlgerHiss Says:

    “State Trooper” or “Officer” or “Agent” or “Special Agent”: Why do we continue to use these puffy, overwrought names for these people?

  2. We’ve often wondered that too, but if the crimes he is guilty of were committed while he was a cop.

    He needs to be remembered for that. Breaking the law, while swearing to uphold the law.

    So a “former” title is appropriate in this case.

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