Richard Daniel

Richard Daniel

A former Tucson police officer who previously pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful sexual conduct as a police officer was sentenced to three years of probation on Monday, according to court officials. 

Richard Daniel has to participate in sex offender treatment, but isn't required to register as a sex offender, said Krisanne LoGalbo, a Pima County Superior Court spokeswoman.

Daniel was arrested Jan. 20 after a couple filed a complaint, saying while on duty as a Tucson Police officer, Daniel had offered the woman to trade a sex act for not arresting her on an outstanding warrant, according to Daily Star archives

According to a search warrant in the case, the woman agreed and after the couple filed a complaint, detectives found Daniel's DNA in their apartment.

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Daniel had been with the department for three years.  

Contact reporter Stephanie Casanova at scasanova@tucson.com. On Twitter: @CasanovaReports

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Stephanie is a Tucson native and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014. She worked for newspapers in Rapid City, South Dakota; Manhattan, Kansas; and Lake Havasu City before moving back to Tucson.