ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former eastern Missouri police officer is sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting and robbing four paid escorts.
Prosecutors say 32-year-old Leon Pullen, a former Uplands Park police officer from Foley, would find ads for paid escorts on the Internet. When the women showed up, he would tell them they were under arrest before assaulting and robbing them.
In one case, Pullen pulled up behind a woman in his squad car, wearing his full uniform. He then made her follow him to the police station, where he sexually assaulted her.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Foley was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in July to nine felony counts. Ten other charges were dropped in exchange for the plea.
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