North Las Vegas police say they have arrested one of their own on allegations that the officer sought sexual favors from female motorists he stopped for traffic violations.
A department spokesman says 40-year-old James Vernon Clayton was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of misconduct by a public officer and oppression under color of office, and misdemeanor open and gross lewdness.
Sgt. Tim Bedwell says the charges stem from complaints by five adult female victims from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas whose identities are being withheld.
He says there's no allegations any of the women was physically harmed or sexually assaulted.
Clayton has been a police officer since 2005. He's been on paid administrative leave since July. That's shortly after the allegations surfaced.
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