On October 29, 2014, Bryan D. Lee, 30, a former Trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, pleaded guilty to four counts of violating the civil rights of female motorists and one count of cyber stalking. Lee offered not to ticket the women for traffic violations, in exchange for sexual favors and naked photographs.
The oversexed State Trooper drew attention to himself, when his superiors noticed him turning off his microphone and flirting with women he pulled over for suspected drunken driving. Lee was feeling invincible for a good reason. Years earlier, in 2009, he was caught turning off his microphone and failing to issue speeding tickets to fellow troopers. Lee joked with his buddies, after they sped by on their motorcycles at nearly 150 mph. His punishment was limited to a one-day unpaid suspension.
Lee was also investigated for sexually harassing a woman, after she filed a complaint. On November 19, 2010, Lee stopped a female driver, who wrecked her car. He accused the motorist of being drunk and had handcuffed her hands behind her back. Lee then instructed her to lean over the cruiser, outside of the view of his dashboard camera. He fondled her breasts and rubbed his penis against her hands. When the woman filed a complaint, Lee simply lied his way out of it. On November 21, 2010, Lee groped another woman in a similar manner. He found a bag of pills and drug paraphernalia in the woman’s car, but didn’t charge her. After crudely fondling the female, Lee took her to jail for an outstanding arrest warrant and cited her for speeding and driving with a suspended license. Facing no consequences for his abuses, the trooper grew ever more brazen.