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Spring Hill Police Feel 'Betrayed' By Odom

Posted at 10:41 PM, Oct 05, 2016

The Spring Hill Police Department has been working to sure up its relationship with the community. One of their own is accused of raping two women while on duty.

"We're here for our community," said Lt. Justin Whitwell Wednesday, two days after a former Spring Hill officer was arrested and accused of rape while on-duty.

TBI Agents said Christopher Odom used his position as an officer to force two women into sex during traffic stops a month apart.

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"We wouldn't have ever seen any of this coming," Lt. Whitwell said, when asked about Odom, "he had a lot of friends here, he was a very likable guy."

When the department heard about the complaints, Odom was immediately placed on leave and later terminated when officers confirmed he violated their traffic stop policies.

And Whitwell said his officers are taking the allegations against Odom personally.

"It's almost like they've been betrayed by one of their brothers," he said.

Now, he's urging any other possible victims to come forward.

"If there are (more victims) we want to know, we want to get them justice," he said.

And in the meantime, he says the rest of his officers will continue to work hard to both protect and to serve.

"We want them to come in, be able to look us in the eye, speak with us about what's going on in their lives," said Whitwell.

All of Odom's traffic stops are now being reviewed by the TBI, who is combing the video for more possible victims.