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CrimeArizona trooper arrested on charges he tried to extort sexual favors

08:50  11 september  2019
08:50  11 september  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Arizona trooper arrested on charges he tried to extort sexual favors . Jordan said he will continue to monitor the situation in the Bahamas and will choose non-profits where his funds will have the most impact.

An Arizona State Trooper was arrested Tuesday and charged with 61 counts of sexual abuse, sexual extortion , kidnapping, harassment and fraud after his department Milstead said Jackson used his positional authority to extort sexual favor from women and called the allegations "horrifying."

Trigger Warning: This article contains information and details about alleged sexual assault and/or violence, which may be upsetting to some readers.

Resources to help survivors of sexual assault include the National Sex Assault Hotline (800-656-4673), and The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) online hotline.

A trooper with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been arrested Tuesday on 61 charges related to sex abuse, attempted sex abuse and sexual exploitation, according to officials. Tremaine Jackson, 43, allegedly tried to exploit female drivers for sexual favors during traffic stops in central Phoenix.

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An investigation into Jackson's conduct began May 19, 2018, when a woman said he allegedly made inappropriate comments to her during a traffic stop, according to CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV.

Then weeks later in June, another woman came forward with allegations that Jackson made inappropriate comments and committed behavior that resulted in abuse, Colonel Frank Milstead of the Arizona DPS said.

Milstead revealed that a total of eight victims were discovered in the course of the investigation and the department was "horrified" by the claims.

Arizona trooper arrested on charges he tried to extort sexual favors© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Tremaine Jackson

"He has been relieved of duty," Milstead said at a press conference Tuesday. Jackson had been on the job for 13 years, DPS said.

The other charges Jackson faces are kidnapping, tampering with public records and forgery.

Arizona state trooper arrested on 61 sex related, kidnapping and fraud counts

Arizona state trooper arrested on 61 sex related, kidnapping and fraud counts Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives arrested one of their own troopers Tuesday on charges of sexual abuse, extortion, kidnapping, harassment and fraud, AZDPS Col. Frank Milstead said at a news conference. Tremaine Jackson, 43, an AZDPS trooper for about 13 years, used his position of authority to "bargain leniency for favor," Milstead said. "The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a proud and venerable organization with a storied past," Milstead said. "Most of the employees serve Arizona with pride and integrity. ... When one of our own betrays public trust or breaks the law, we respond swiftly and without regret.

A rookie Broward Sheriff's Office deputy is facing multiple charges after authorities say he tried to extort a man for sexual favors . According to the arrest affidavit, the victim, a 34-year-old man, went to the BSO Division of Internal Affairs last month to report that McLeod touched him inappropriately

Sextortion is a form of revenge porn that employs non-physical forms of coercion to extort sexual favors from the victim. Sextortion refers to the broad category of sexual exploitation in which abuse

"I implore anyone who had contact to Trooper Jackson who may have been affected by him, who may have been victimized either commentary or through physical action by Trooper Jackson to please come forward and let us know about your inappropriate experience," Milstead said.

KPHO-TV said the department has set up a hotline 602-223-2389 and website for people who may have become victims.

The Associated Press said it's unclear whether Jackson has been appointed an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

"The Arizona Department of Public Safety deeply regrets the reprehensible acts perpetrated by Tremaine Jackson. Jackson broke all trust with the community and the Department. We will continue to investigate any new leads or information," Milstead added.

Resources to help survivors of sexual assault include the National Sex Assault Hotline (800-656-4673), and The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) online hotline.

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