Former cop accused of sexually exploiting teen pleads not guilty

Posted at 8:53 PM, Aug 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-14 22:53:16-04

TREMONTON, Utah – A former police officer who is accused of faking connections to a pornographic website in order to solicit inappropriate photos from a teen girl has pleaded not guilty.

Jeremy Rose, 37, pleaded not-guilty to 16 charges Thursday.

Rose allegedly set up multiple fake email accounts in order to persuade a young girl to send photos of herself in varying states of undress and is accused of threatening the girl at one point with a breach of contract and debt in the thousands of dollars if she didn’t send more photos.

Rose will appear in court September 23. According to court documents filed previously, Rose faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor as second-degree felonies, two counts of voyeurism as third-degree felonies, one count of obstruction of justice as a third-degree felony, one count of communications fraud as a second-degree felony, one count of dealing in material harmful to a minor as a third-degree felony, and one count of stalking as a class A misdemeanor.

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