A former Minnesota State Trooper who took a girl’s cellphone after she crashed her automotive then texted nude photographs of her to his private telephone was sentenced to 2 years of probation Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported.
Albert Kuehne, 37, responded to the crash in March 2020 and detained the driving force, a 25-year-old girl, on suspicion of DWI, in keeping with a legal criticism.
As Kuehne led the sufferer to his squad car, he ordered her to offer him her telephone. Later, whereas the sufferer was being handled by paramedics, Kuehne despatched three photographs to himself from her telephone that present the sufferer “both nude or partially nude,” the criticism states.
Kuehne deleted information of the messages from her telephone, however the sufferer’s boyfriend seen on her Macbook, which is related to the iPhone, that the photographs have been despatched to an unknown quantity.
“Sufferer’s boyfriend contacted the unknown telephone quantity and the individual on the opposite finish of the decision ultimately recognized themselves because the defendant,” the criticism states.
The sufferer then known as a lawyer to report the incident and the Minnesota Bureau of Felony Apprehension began an investigation.
Kuehne was initially charged with two felony counts of harassment with bias, however pleaded responsible in June to nonconsensual dissemination of personal sexual photos, a gross misdemeanor.
“I wish to apologize to the sufferer for my indiscretion,” Kuehne mentioned Tuesday throughout his sentencing, in keeping with KTSP. “I remorse the incident and take full accountability for my actions.”
Kuehne was placed on paid administrative depart in Could 2020 and ultimately fired by Minnesota State Patrol final October, the Star Tribune reported.