Monday, April 1, 2013

West Allis Detective Charged With Misdemeanor For Lying In Alleged Sexual Assault Investigation

Bradley J. Sterling

West Allis Detective Bradley Sterling charged with misdemeanor in connection with lying to investigators concerning an inappropriate sexually suggestive conversation with a woman.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 1, 2013

West Allis, WI - On Monday, West Allis Police Detective Bradley J. Sterling, 42, of Franklin was charged with one misdemeanor count for resisting and obstructing an officer. The reduced charge resulted from last January's arrest of Sterling after a woman accused him of sexual assault. Bradley was facing charges for sexual assault and misconduct, according to West Allis police. 
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office charged Sterling with a lesser charged after he contradicted himself and made a repeated statement that he never made suggestive sexual comments to a woman. Recorded conversations between Sterling and the woman contradicted his statements. 
Bradley has been stripped of police powers and placed in paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.
Bradley apparently stopped and search the woman in January 9th near the 7100 block of W. Burnham. He found the woman attractive and told her that he wanted to have sex with her. Bradley asked the woman, if she wanted to have sex with him and use cocaine. Bradley then groped the woman's privates while searching her, according to the initial preliminary investigation.
Sterling remains free on a $500 signature bond. If convicted, Sterling is facing up to nine months in jail and up to $10,000 in fines. He is expected back in court for a pre-trial conference on May 24, according to court records.

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