A former Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged with Extortion following a traffic stop earlier this year.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Klint Bentley stopped a vehicle for speeding in rural Buchanan County in February. Deputy Bentley asked the female driver to show him her breasts and implied he would withhold issuing a citation if she did. The woman recorded the interaction. He continued to solicit nude photos of her via text message after the traffic stop concluded.
Three days later, the Sheriff’s Office and Buchanan County Attorney’s Office requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office to investigate due to a conflict of interest. Bentley was fired from the Sheriff’s Office the next day.
Bentley was charged on Friday with Extortion, Non-Felonious Misconduct in Office and Accepting a Bribe.
photo courtesy of Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office