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Police officer pleads guilty to sex crime against suspect

Posted at 10:21 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 13:21:30-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Tucson police officer pleaded guilty to a sex crime against a suspect.

Officer Richard Daniel pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful sexual conduct as a police officer, a sixth-degree felony on the sex offender caseload.

According to court documents, Daniel asked a woman he was investigating for sexual favors on Jan. 13. She had an outstanding warrant for her arrest, and she agreed, to avoid going to jail.

The sex act took place at the woman's apartment, and evidence was found there that matched Officer Daniel's DNA.

Daniel will be sentenced at 11 a.m. June 17.