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Former Plainfield Cop Convicted of Misconduct

Jurors have found a former Plainfield police sergeant guilty of falsely accusing a woman of crimes and threatening her with jail unless she performed a sexual act.

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Forty-three-year-old Samuel Woody faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced for official misconduct and criminal sexual contact.

Authorities say the 12-year veteran arrested the 27-year-old resident on bogus theft and burglary charges in 2011. Authorities say Woody later met the woman and coerced her into removing some of her clothing while he performed a sex act on himself while in uniform.

The charges against the woman were dismissed for lack of probable cause.

Woody was arrested in 2012 and suspended without pay.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 3.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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