Fired AL State Trooper to serve sexual misconduct sentence at own discretion

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 8:49 pm
Samuel McHenry (Source: Butler County Jail)
Samuel McHenry (Source: Butler County Jail)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – A former Alabama State Trooper who was originally charged with rape and sodomy of an accident victim he was supposed to be helping has reached a deal with prosecutors that will see him plead guilty to misdemeanor sexual misconduct, according to court documents.

Trooper Samuel McHenry, of Rutledge, was arrested in December by agents of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and State Bureau of Investigation after allegations were made by a Butler County traffic crash victim who was assisted by McHenry.

After responding to the wreck, McHenry is alleged to have later put the woman, uncuffed, in his patrol car before forcing her to have sex with him under threat of jail time.

As part of the plea deal, District Judge J. MacDonald Russell, Jr. ordered McHenry to serve six months in the Butler County Jail, a sentence he can serve in increments at his own discretion. The 182 days must be served within the next year, however.

McHenry is being required to pay a $500 fine and restitution, and is ordered not to contact the victim.

The former law enforcement officer subsequently loses his Alabama Peace Officer Training Commission, and state law requires he register as a sex offender.

 

Samuel McHenry, March 3rd 2016, WBRC.com, “Fired AL State Trooper to serve sexual misconduct sentence at own discretion”, http://www.wbrc.com/story/31382005/fired-al-state-trooper-to-serve-sexual-misconduct-sentence-at-own-discretion?platform=hootsuite

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