Alabama State Trooper fired after arrest on rape, sodomy charges

Alabama State Trooper fired after arrest on rape, sodomy charges

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A law enforcement officer has been terminated from his job as an Alabama State Trooper after being arrested on rape and sodomy charges, according to the the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Samuel H. McHenry II, 36, of Rutledge, was arrested Tuesday by ALEA and State Bureau of Investigation agents. He was taken to the Butler County Jail where he was booked on one count of each charge.

SBI agents were notified by local law enforcement and opened a criminal investigation. The allegations against McHenry are said to happened while he was on-duty.

"Based on the initial findings of the investigation, McHenry's employment was terminated," confirmed Spencer Collier, Secretary of Law Enforcement, who called the severity of the allegations against McHenry "unsettling". Collier said everyone is entitled to due process, but added that probable cause was found to arrest the officer.

"This type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated," Collier said. "Because of the seriousness of this incident, SBI Agents have worked nonstop with local law enforcement and the district attorney."

The Butler County Sheriff's Office cooperated with the investigation.

ALEA did not release any further details about the allegations citing an ongoing investigation.

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