Former Spring Hill Officer Facing Federal Indictment

Posted at 7:32 AM, Jul 28, 2017

A former Spring Hill Police officer has been indicted for a federal civil rights violation after allegedly engaging in unwanted sexual contact while on duty.

The Department of Justice said 27-year-old Christopher Patrick Odom was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. 

According to the indictment, Odom engaged in unwanted sexual contact with a victim by placing her hand on his genitals while “acting under color of law.”

The alleged incident happened on June 25, 2016. In October, he was charged with one count of rape, one count of sexual battery and two counts of official misconduct.

Odom was fired as a result of the investigation's findings. He had been employed with the city since December 2013.

Odom was arrested Thursday afternoon by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents. He’s set to make an initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate later Friday.

If convicted, he faces up to 12 months in prison and a $100,000 fine.

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