Mike Burgess, a former sheriff in Oklahoma, received 79 years in prison following a criminal trial. He was convicted of
5 charges of rape
1 charge of kidnapping
3 charges of bribing a public official
2 counts of force sodomy
Burgess was involved in drug court, which is a program that allows people with minimal or no criminal record to participate in drug rehabilitation and at the completion of the program, their criminal charges would be dropped. He would use his power as a police officer in the program to influence and force women to have sex with him. The women feared they would be arrested by him if they told.
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