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Cop charged with soliciting sex

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 | 3:23 PM    

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KANSAS CITY, USA (AP) — A 47-year-old Kansas City police officer has been charged with corruption after prosecutors say he demanded two women have sex with him in exchange for not arresting them.

Jeffrey Holmes was released on US$75,000 bond today after being charged with two counts of acceding to corruption by a public servant.

The police department says Holmes has been suspended without pay. He has been on the force for 13 years.

Prosecutors say Holmes had sex with the women at different motels in March and April in exchange for not arresting them. One of the women told police she was working as a prostitute. The other said she had outstanding warrants and marijuana in her motel room when she met Holmes.

Holmes' lawyer, Kevin Regan, didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

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