December 26, 2015
Texas Trooper Arrested For Offering Speeding Woman Driver $300 To Have Sex With Him
Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Christopher Champion, pictured, has been fired.
A Texas state trooper has been fired and arrested after he allegedly tried to make a woman have sex with him after pulling her over during a traffic stop.
Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Christopher Champion, 31, was arrested and booked into the Bexar County jail on charges of prostitution and official oppression Monday night, KSAT reported.
The incident allegedly happened September 17 when a 20-year-old woman filed a complaint claiming that Champion tried to pay her for sex after stopping her for speeding somewhere along northbound Interstate 35.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the woman said that Champion made her get out of the car and began to have a conversation with her.
KSAT reported that at one point, Champion told her to drive to the parking lot of a nearby Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q restaurant and that once in the parking lot, he offered to first pay her $100 for sex.
He then increased the amount to $300 after she refused.
The woman told investigators that he took her cell phone and sent himself a text message so that he would have her telephone number, the affidavit stated.
Under the guidance of investigators, the woman began communicating with Champion and led the trooper to believe that she was agreeing to have sex with him.
The conversation via text message and over the phone was recorded by authorities.
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During their communications, Champion also sent the woman a number of pictures of himself, including one in which he's wearing his uniform, KSAT reported.
Champion, who worked for DPS since 2008, was fired Tuesday.
According to jail records, he was released from the Bexar County Jail on bond around 5am.
Official oppression is a Class A misdemeanor and prostitution is a Class B misdemeanor.
Texas trooper fired and arrested for offering to pay a woman $300 to have sex with him after he pulled her over for speeding
Christopher Champion, 31, was arrested and booked into the Bexar County jail on charges of prostitution and official oppression Monday night
A 20-year-old woman filed a complaint claiming that Champion tried to pay her for sex after stopping her for speeding along northbound Interstate 35
The woman said he told her to drive to a restaurant's parking lot and offered to first pay her $100 for sex and then increased it to $300
Under the guidance of investigators, the woman began communicating with Champion to make him believe she was agreeing to sex with him
Champion, who has worked for the department since 2008, has been fired
By Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:25 EST, 1 December 2015 | Updated: 20:20 EST, 1 December 2015