MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jurors convicted a former Alabama police officer of trying to entice a teenage girl into having sexual relations, court documents show.
Stevie Rodgers, who worked for the Montgomery Police Department for about three years until his arrest in October 2018, was convicted on Thursday.
A statement from the district attorney’s office said Rodgers was in uniform answering a disturbance call when he ordered a 15-year-old girl into a empty house and propositioned her for sex, news outlets reported.
Rodgers, 23, testified during the trial that he was mentoring the juvenile as a police officer and merely tried to “talk to her in a way she would understand,” the statement said.
A judge could imprison Rodgers for a maximum of 10 years at sentencing, which was scheduled for Feb. 20.