Monday, October 31, 2011

Yuma officer fired, accused of demanding sex

YUMA - A veteran Yuma officer has been fired after he was accused of using his position to demand sex in exchange for help.

A grand jury indicted former Yuma police Sgt. Torrin Fannin Tuesday with one count of bribery of a public servant and one count of obstructing a criminal investigation.

The police department alleges the 36-year-old Fannin met the woman while responding to a call in November 2009. The sergeant had responded to other calls for assistance as well.

Yuma police spokesman Sgt. Clint Norred says the department believes the criminal sexual conduct occurred multiple times and began in early 2010 and continued through last month.

Fannin worked for the Yuma Police Department 10 years. He was terminated Oct. 18 for willful dereliction of duty, dishonesty and jeopardizing the public trust of law enforcement.

Norred was unable to say whether Fannin has legal counsel.

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