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Ex-Vegas cop sentenced for groping women

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A former Las Vegas Metro police officer was sentenced to two years in prison in connection to groping incidents of women during traffic stops.

John Norman took a plea deal in June last year on misdemeanor counts of lewdness and oppression under the color of office. Norman avoided felony charges in the deal.

According to Clark County Courts, Norman was sentenced to 12 months in the first count and 12 months in the second count. He was given credit for one day served.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, Norman was arrested in February, 2012 in connection with two traffic stop searches he conducted in 2011.

"[The victims are] alleging in both cases Officer Norman was acting as a patrol officer. In one case during a vehicle stop, he directed one of the victims to expose herself, expose her breasts," Metro Asst. Sheriff Ray Flynn told FOX5. "And in another vehicle stop, not only expose her breasts, but also fondle them."

In the first alleged instance, on or about June 23, Norman allegedly subjected a female victim to a search in which he made her expose her breast under the guise of searching for drugs.

The police report states Norman asked the woman to expose her breasts three times.

The second alleged incident took place on Dec. 11. In this similar instance, Norman is accused of stopping a woman and searching her, forcing her to remove her shirt and bra in the process. In this instance he is also accused of having placed his hand on her exposed breast.

The second victim states in the police report that "...it was like he was pretending to search (my) bare breast."

Norman was originally slated to be sentenced in October.

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