A Kansas City police officer faces two charges of corruption after allegedly getting sex in return for not arresting two women. The Kansas City Star reports Jeffrey Holmes, 47, surrendered at police headquarters Monday after a three-month investigation.
* One incident allegedly happened March 24 while the other occurred April 13. Both instances involved local Kansas City motels.
* Holmes was put on administrative duties April 26. Two weeks later, he was suspended with pay for the first allegation. The second incident was made known to investigators May 20. Now, Holmes has been suspended without pay since he has been charged with a crime.
* The Star perused court documents and reported the first victim came forward April 18 with a rape allegation. The woman said Holmes was going to arrest her for prostitution unless she had sex with him.
* A motel employee witnessed interactions between the woman and Holmes.
* A second woman told police Holmes said, "You don't want to go to jail, do you?" There was supposedly marijuana in the room at the time of the second incident.
* The second victim photographed the used condom allegedly worn by Holmes during the second incident. Police have used that photo as part of the investigation. Holmes' computer was also perused for links to the woman's website offering her services.
* KCTV reports prosecutors argued for a $25,000 bond. A judge set bail at $75,000 instead. Holmes has not been charged with assaulting the women. The charges stem from using his position of authority to allegedly manipulate someone else's behavior.
* The Associated Press reports Holmes' attorney, Kevin Regan, hasn't publicly commented on the charges. The officer has been with the Kansas City Police Department for 13 years. Holmes was released after posting bail.
* Regan has been a private practicing lawyer since 1987 and founded his own law firm in 1999. Regan has had several high-profile clients like Derrick Thomas, Neil Smith and Otis Taylor -- all Kansas City Chiefs' players.
* Someone is charged with public corruption in Missouri if someone "knowingly solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit, direct or indirect, in return for... [a] violation of a known legal duty as a public servant."
* Public corruption is a class D felony in Missouri. Holmes faces up to four years in prison per charge if convicted.
*A perusal of Missouri Case Net records reveals a preliminary hearing on the case is set for July 19.
William Browning, a lifelong Missouri resident, writes about local and state issues for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Born in St. Louis, Browning earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri. He currently resides in Branson.