Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Former Officer Raymond Conley Pleads Guilty

Former Dunbar Police Officer Raymond Conley pleaded guilty to a federal charge of depriving a woman's rights in court Wednesday. Court documents show he inappropriately searched the woman and then offered to let her go, in exchange for sex.

Conley pleaded guilty to the charge of deprivation of rights under the color of law. The charge is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum prison sentence of one year and a fine.

The charge stems from an incident that happened in Dunbar in the summer of 2009 while he was working as a police officer.

According to court documents, Conley pulled the woman over and then without reason searched her. During the search, he fondled her private parts for "personal gratification."

During this illegal search, Conley found a small amount of marijuana. He placed the woman under arrest and handcuffed her. But court documents show he offered to let her go if she had sex with him.

Conley then drove the woman to a remote location where they had sexual intercourse. He then let the woman go without charging her.

Conley has resigned from the Dunbar Police Department.

He will be sentenced on March 18, 2010.

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