LINCOLN–(KFOR August 29)–Former Lincoln Police officer Gregory Cody, who was found guilty of first-degree sexual assault in July, will serve 12-16 years in prison.
The 56-year-old Cody was sentenced in Lancaster County Court Thursday morning.
A jury determined Cody, a 27-year veteran of LPD, abused his power as a police officer to threaten and coerce a victim into a sexual relationship.
Cody must also register as a sex offender, and will be under supervision for the remainder of his life. Cody’s arrest followed an investigation stemming from a report made by the victim to a health care professional at Bryan West Hospital.
Court records show Cody released the victim from custody and did not take her into Emergency Protective Custody (EPC) following a situation in July of 2016. Cody used this encounter to “assert his will over her” in the future, according to records.