Trooper accused of fixing traffic ticket for sex

Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 9:23 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 9:23 a.m.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is accused of fixing a traffic ticket for sex.

Court records show that 39-year-old Wilfredo Bennett told a female driver following a 2008 crash investigation that he would not show up for her court date if she contested the ticket and made dinner for him. The woman told investigators she met with Bennett several times because she was interested in him. She also said they had sex on several occasions, even while Bennett was on duty.

A phone message left Thursday for Bennett by the Associated Press was not immediately returned.

Bennett is accused of betraying his oath to uphold the law in return for regular sex. He pleaded not guilty this week and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

The 13-year veteran has since been fired.

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