Newly Released Video Shows How Trooper Preyed On Women

Ex-Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Bryan Lee
Ex-Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Bryan Lee

Ohio State Trooper Bryan Lee pled guilty last year in federal court to unreasonable search and seizure and cyber-stalking. During his trial, he admitted to tearing up tickets in exchange for sex and for violating women while they were in handcuffs.

According to court documents, Trooper Lee admitted to violating the civil rights of four female victims by coercing them to engage in sexual acts. The women were either under arrest, handcuffed, or both. He also admitted to tearing up tickets in exchange for sexual favors.

However, his actions didn’t stop there. Trooper Lee also admitted to harassing and threatening the victims by sending threatening text messages and posting messages on their personal social media accounts.

In the newly released video, Trooper Lee’s dash cam shows an encounter with one of his victims. He had pulled over this woman because of a traffic violation. The intoxicated women began flirting with the trooper, with the passenger offering to show Lee her breasts. Trooper Lee said “We can play that game once I turn the camera off.”

Lee eventually cuts off the video and the audio, but not before the dash cam shows the passenger get into the patrol car with Trooper Lee. At that point he allowed the driver of the car to leave, but kept the passenger in his car and drove her to a nearby street. There, he made sexual comments and advancements, telling the woman that he could still give her friend a ticket if she didn’t ‘cooperate.’  According to that woman, she allowed Trooper Lee to photograph his hand on her breast.

Trooper Lee was also brazen enough to make postings on Craigslist. One of those postings stated, “’I am in Law Enforcement so if the idea of traffic stop sex sounds good let me know.” Lee was sentenced to five years in federal prison in April for violating the women’s civil rights.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve reported on police officers who have received reduced charges in exchange for sexual favors. Click on the images below for similar stories.

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