But a judge had harsh words for Scott Womack the former deputy sheriff of Box Elder County.
Womack pleaded no contest to sexual misconduct involving two young women.
“Mr. Womack is there anything you'd like to say before I pronounce sentence?” asked Judge Kevin Allen of the First Judicial District.
It was an opportunity for Womack to explain his misdeeds and perhaps offer an apology to his victims.
“No your honor,” Womack replied.
Two years ago Womack stopped young women in Box Elder County looking for drugs.
But one victim who now lives in Las Vegas says it was more than that.
"He asked me to lift up my shirt and my bra, lift down my pants to expose my upper thighs and lift up my pants to show my lower leg," says Holly Griffin.
Griffin and Tamsen Reid, another victim, sued Womack. Reid was in court Wednesday waiting for an apology. But Womack refused to offer one.
“I kind of expected an apology but I really didn't expect him to say much,” says Reid. “(There’s) satisfaction that there's jail time imposed.”
Womack got up to a year in prison for the charges involving sexual misconduct while on duty. All three counts were misdemeanors. He was sentenced to up to one year for one of the charges and six months for the two Class B misdemeanors. However, the sentence will run concurrent with a federal prison sentence he received last month.
Womack will spend 18 months in federal prison for violating the victim's civil rights.
In court Wednesday Judge Kevin Allen didn't buy Womack's excuse of conducting a drug investigation.
"I don't think that was the motivation for you at all,” Judge Allen told Womack. “I think motivation was personal, was deviant to satisfy your own sexual desires."
Despite not receiving an apology Reid gains some satisfaction knowing she took a bad cop off the streets.
“No one believed me at first,” she says. “I’m glad others came forward.”
Reid says Womack was a bad cop and is trying trust police again.
“They don't make them all bad at all,” she says. “I still trust law enforcement and I would still call a cop if I ever needed a cop situation.”
Griffin and Reid’s civil attorney Rachel Sykes says Womack will have to talk sooner or later. Her office plans to depose him soon in the civil suit against him.
“I think this will help us now that he will finally be able to fully disclose any information now that his criminal case is resolved,” says Sykes. “Before he would have had to take the fifth amendment.”
Womack will turn himself into federal authorities this fall to begin his 18 month prison sentence.