TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A former Tuscaloosa police sergeant has pleaded guilty to a criminal civil rights charge stemming from the sexual assault of a woman while he was on duty in 2011.
The Tuscaloosa News reports that 34-year-old Jason Glenn Thomas entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court. The full article can be seen here, http://bit.ly/Z8jwLq.
He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 at his July 18 sentencing hearing.
Authorities said in a statement that Thomas admitted to using his authority as a law enforcement officer to sexually assault a woman on March 27, 2011.
Court documents state that Thomas admitted to stopping and detaining a 42-year-old woman he saw walking along Alabama Highway 216. Authorities say the 11-year-veteran then drove her in his patrol vehicle to a remote area and sexually assaulted her.