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N.Y. Deputy Sues Agency for $50M Over Topless Photos

April 19, 2012  | 

A Jefferson County (N.Y.) Sheriff's deputy claims in a $50 million lawsuit that a male detective took topless photos of her for an investigation and can no longer find the photos.

Deputy Krystal Rice filed the lawsuit against the sheriff's department, Sheriff John P. Burns, Lt. Michael S. Peterson and Detective Steven C. Cote, claiming she was exploited by Cote when he allegedly took her to a secluded location in 2006 and photographed her "in little or no clothing" without another female officer present, reports the Watertown Daily Times.

At the time, Cote said the photos were needed for an online pedophile investigation and Deputy Rice would pose as a 15-year-old girl.

Tags: Sexual Harassment Allegations, Cops Suing Agencies, Detectives, Jefferson County (N.Y.) Sheriff


Comments (9)

Displaying 1 - 9 of 9

Roger H @ 4/19/2012 4:31 PM

$50mil makes you a pretty high-class whore. This should be a personal matter, not a lawsuit that reduces the ability of a department to pay vital costs. The nerve!

Alan W @ 4/19/2012 6:06 PM

So she allowed this detective to take topless photos and now she wants $50 million..... LMAO

Debby B @ 4/19/2012 9:31 PM

She knew that THEY weren't following procedure. She had her fun now she's trying to make some big bucks from it. Grow up and act like a responsible adult.

Ron @ 4/19/2012 11:32 PM

Is this microphone on?

yman @ 4/20/2012 4:16 AM

Are the pictures on you tube? I like to see them!

Random @ 4/20/2012 6:25 AM

Somethings not right here. The big question is who was involved and who proposed this idea.It will suprise me if any one invloved has a job when this is over.Most harassment policy I have seen are written tend to favor the complaint strongly.

Bob@Az. @ 4/20/2012 10:28 PM

It took her SIX YEARS to figure out somthing wasn't right? And where is the evidence? Please tell me she's not armed and roaming the streets in uniform. Guess she's not happy with the depts. retirement plan.

peterpiper @ 4/23/2012 7:51 PM

You know the politics started to twist and turn the truth from the day the story broke..You will not find the truth of the story unless it goes to trial.. and I am sure this officer does not have the resources for that. Plus were going to make her life so miserable she will eventually give it up.

Bubba Bonehead @ 10/15/2013 9:34 AM

I live in the county where this happened. Before you condemn the deputy (I know her well), she is a good woman who was coerced into doing this in the final weeks of her initial police academy. Her whole career was dangled over her head, and she had already spent 5 months in the academy and was only days away from graduating. NO DETECTIVE needed to take naked pictures of her, they are readily available from a multitude of previous criminal cases. This was coercion; she was intimidated, and the promises they made to protect the photos and her privacy were clearly broken. If you would take the time to read the brief submitted to the court, you would know better than to act like low-life pigs here.

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