Only 6-Months for State Trooper Rapist

Samuel McHenry II, rapist, officer, alabama

Samuel McHenry II

Former Alabama State Trooper Samuel McHenry II was given a 6-month misdemeanor plea deal that he can serve in any increments that suit him after prosecutor dismisses original charges of rape and sodomy.

McHenry raped, sodomized and forced a car accident victim to perform oral sex after threatening to take her to jail over some pill bottles and empty nasal spray he found in her vehicle.

McHenry handcuffed the woman, placed her in the caged area in the back of his squad car and drove her to an exit off Interstate 65 in south Alabama.

Once in a new location, he opened the back door and told her, “Fuck me or go to jail,” court papers state. He then pulled her pants down, raped her and afterward, forced her to perform oral sex, according to the documents.

McHenry drove the woman to a closed store after having sex with her, then let her out and drove off, investigators have said.

Samuel H. McHenry II, 36, pleaded guilty on Thursday to misdemeanor sexual misconduct under a deal with prosecutors. The original felony charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy for the December 2015 incident were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

McHenry’s Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission certification will be revoked and he’ll have to register as a sex offender, according to the plea agreement.

“Both sides have to agree to it, so in that sense there was that discussion about is this acceptable to both sides,” said James Williamson, one of the attorneys who represented McHenry to AP.

Williamson said state prosecutors offered McHenry the plea deal. Prosecutors and McHenry’s defense team reached an agreement after about three hours of negotiations, said Judge J. MacDonald Russell Jr., adding that judicial ethics rules prevent him from giving further details on the case.

“I suppose the court can always refuse a plea bargain but that’s not done very often,” he said. “I’ve never refused a plea bargain that the parties have hammered out and worked on since they know the facts.”

McHenry served as a state trooper from 2009-12. He is required to pay a $500 fine and restitution. He must report to jail by March 12 and will be permitted to serve his sentence “in increments at his own discretion,” WSFA reported.


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