The former Hopkinsville police officer accused of offering a woman leniency in exchange for sex pled guilty to two counts of official misconduct in Christian District Court Wednesday.
Daniel Gray appeared in court with his attorney Rick Boling, who clarified for the court that while Gray was pleading guilty to the charges, he maintains that he never had sex with the accuser in the case.
District Judge Jim Adams accepted his guilty plea, which comes with a recommended sentence of 12 months to be probated, which means he will be on probation for two years. Boling says they have mixed emotions about the resolution but he feels it was ultimately appropriate.
A warrant from Kentucky State Police states that in November of last year after serving a probation violation warrant against a woman, Gray drove her to the Fairview Inn and had sexual relations with her while she was in custody. He took her to jail after the encounter. Gray gave a statement that he was taking her to the hotel to fetch clothing. It also says he declined to arrest her in August of last year.
Official misconduct is a misdemeanor charge and Boling says it is very unlikely Gray will ever work for another police agency.