SPRING HILL, Tenn. — A former police officer in Tennessee accused of engaging in unwanted sexual conduct while on duty has been indicted on a civil rights violation.
According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nashville, former Spring Hill police officer 27-year-old Christopher Patrick Odom was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. He was arrested on Thursday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The statement says that on June 25, 2016 Odom put a woman’s hand on his genitals during a traffic stop.
Local news outlets report that Odom was indicted last year by grand juries in Williamson and Maury on charges of rape, one count of sexual battery and two counts of official misconduct.
Odom was fired from Spring Hill police. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.