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Trial set for former Harris County Sheriff's Deputy arrested on sexual assault, sodomy charges

Tommy Pierson (Source: Harris County Jail) Tommy Pierson (Source: Harris County Jail)

HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -  A trial date has been set for a former Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy charged with sexual assault.

Thomas Pierson’s trial is scheduled for Aug. 7. 2017. Pierson is facing 12 charges including:

  • Aggravated sodomy
  • Two counts of sexual assault on a person in custody
  • Sexual battery
  • False imprisonment
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Four counts of violation of oath by a public officer
  • Two counts of stalking

Pierson was arrested on May 6, 2016, after he was accused of sexual misconduct by a female during a traffic stop on Feb. 14, 2016.

During the course of the investigation, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office conducted an audit of Pierson’s traffic stops that involved females.

The sheriff’s office requested any female to report if anything unusual had occurred during their traffic stop with Pierson.

As a result, additional females came forward with claims of misconduct by Pierson and were interviewed by GBI agents.

Pierson later surrendered himself to GBI agents at the Harris County jail.

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