Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Former Officer James Clayton Pleads Guilty to Sexual Misconduct

A former North Las Vegas police officer accused of seeking dates and sexual favors from women he stopped for traffic violations has reached a plea deal in the case.

James Vernon Clayton pleaded guilty Tuesday in Clark County District Court to three counts of misconduct by a public officer and two counts of oppression under color of office. All are gross misdemeanors.

Prosecutors have said the 40-year-old sought dates and sexual favors from women he stopped while on duty as a patrol officer. The charges stemmed from Clayton's alleged interactions with five adult women.

He was arrested last year after a five-month investigation. He was fired in January.

Sentencing is set for May 18.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

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