LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A third Louisville Metro Police officer has pleaded guilty to sexual abusing a minor while serving as a mentor in the department’s youth Explorer program.
Former Officer Brad ____ faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to a misdemeanor charge of sexual abuse.
____ , who resigned from the department earlier this month, will be sentenced March 10, and prosecutors indicated they would recommend six months incarceration. The judge will ultimately decide the sentence.
____ , 31, will remain free on bond, and he is not allowed to have any firearms. After serving his sentence, ____ will have to register as a sex offender and will be on supervised probation for a year.
The former officer was indicted Nov. 3 by a federal grand jury and was only supposed to be arraigned Monday but decided to instead go forward with the guilty plea.
____ said little in court but admitted he “subjected” a juvenile female in the Explorer program to “sexual contact” at her home and other places in 2010.
____ , who had himself been a participant in the now-defunct Explorer Program in 2009, joined LMPD in January 2010.
The victim listened to the hearing remotely but did not comment.