Brickbat: Copping a Plea

Former Hopewell, Virginia, police officer Mark D. Baggett has been convicted of three counts of sexual battery. Baggett tried to elicit sex from two women he'd pulled over for allegedly driving under the influence and a third he was investigating for shoplifting.

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  • Matrix||

    Aww come on... he just needed to blow off a little steam. Give the guy a break. They are our betters and put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe. What's a little sexual assault here and there from the ones we owe our lives to? /dumbass apologist

  • Doctor Whom||

    I blame budget cuts.

  • Lord Humungus||

    needs moar trainingz! /derphy

  • Fluffy||

    This is an old story, and the guy was supposed to be sentenced on 09/20, but I can't find any additional news articles about the case.

    I'd like to know what the sentence was, since apparently he was facing 20 years on each count.

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    The big paper around here (near where Baggett lives) is the Richmond Times-Dispatch, which last reported on Baggett June 7th. This according to their own search engine, anyway.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    The guy pictured in the article is exactly how I picture Dunphy. The linked article, not Harvey Keitel.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Don't do the crime if you can't indulge the slime.

  • free2booze||

    "Hey honey, blow into this"

  • Rich||

    In prison he'll get to elicit all the sex he can handle.


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