Judge Grants Judicial Diversion to KPD Officer Who Groped Woman on Call

A former Knoxville Police Department officer who went to a woman’s home after investigating a disturbance call involving her and then groped her will get a chance at wiping his record clean, a judge ruled Wednesday. Knoxnews reports that Knox County Criminal Court Judge Bob McGee today granted former KPD Officer Jason Tyler Hughett judicial diversion. Hughett pleaded guilty last year to charges of sexual battery and official oppression in connection with the September 2017 incident.
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