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Former Albany Police officer pleads guilty

June 13, 2005

Albany -- A former Albany Police officer pleads guilty to offering an undercover cop money for sex. 35-year-old Lynn Johnson was sentenced to 12 months probation and fined $500 after pleading guilty to pandering.

November 13th, 2004 Johnson was arrested in an undercover prostitution sting in East Albany, after he offered two undercover officers forty dollars for sex. At the time of his arrest, Johnson was a school resource officer at Dougherty High.

Johnson's plea should cause him to lose his certification, so he can never be a police officer again. Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges said "It will be a matter of public record if any other agency is contemplating hiring him, or if the Peace Officers Standard and Training Committee decides to go after his POST certification."

Lynn Johnson resigned from the Albany Police after his indictment. He had been on the force for 11 years.

 Meanwhile another former Albany Police officer pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and identity fraud. Demetria Gaskins asked for a court appointed attorney after her plea.

 Gaskins is charged with stealing social security numbers and opening cell phone accounts at Alltel without permission. Gaskins has been suspended without pay.


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