Retired LMPD officer pleads not guilty to sex abuse, sodomy - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Retired LMPD officer pleads not guilty to sex abuse, sodomy

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Sean Jackman at a Sept. 23 court appearance. Sean Jackman at a Sept. 23 court appearance.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former LMPD officer was arraigned in court Friday morning on sex abuse charges.

Sean Jackman is charged with two counts of sex abuse and two counts of sodomy. According to an arrest report, the victim was 10 years old when the abuse started in 2001 and continued until 2005. 

Jackman is a retired lieutenant who served on LMPD's VIPER Unit, which focused on solving the city's most violent crimes before Chief Steve Conrad disbanded it and re-named it the 9th Mobile Division. 

According to information received in an open records request, Jackman started as a recruit in 1992 with the former Louisville Police Department and has received numerous commendation letters. He retired in December of 2015. 

Jackman has no previous criminal history. His attorney, Alex Dathorne, told the judge that Jackman was surprised by the allegations.

"This came out of left field, judge," Dathorne said. "One day he's working, retired as an LMPD officer, the next day these allegations are brought. We're looking forward to addressing them. We're not going anywhere. We're not endangering ourselves, we're not a danger to the community."

The judge set Jackman's bond at $25,000. He's due back in court on Oct. 3. 

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