Edmonds officer convicted of sex crime

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A man convicted of having sex with a woman while on duty as an Edmonds police officer faces up to a year in jail when he is sentenced Sept. 23 in Snohomish County Superior Court.

The jury convicted Daniel Lavely on Thursday of custodial sexual misconduct in the May 2012 incident.

Prosecutors said he took advantage of a homeless drug addict he believed was a prostitute. The 30-year-old woman testified she agreed to have sex but was afraid. The Daily Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/18S9tNH) she has a criminal history and is currently in prison.

Lavely testified and denied having sex with the woman, but said she propositioned him while she was in his patrol car.

The 48-year-old former military police officer resigned in January from the Edmonds Police Department.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com


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