Indictment shows new details in case of former Spring Hill officer accused of rape

Christopher Odom (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
Christopher Odom (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) — News 2 is learning more about the former Spring Hill police officer accused of sexually assaulting two women he pulled over while he was on duty.

Christopher Odom, 26 is out on bond after being charged with rape, sexual battery and official misconduct. The news broke Monday after he was indicted by a Maury County grand jury.

Odom accused of pulling over two women on two different dates and sexually assaulting them.

“We don’t condone any type of this behavior. It is very disappointing to us,” said Spring Hill Police Chief Don Brite.

According to the indictment, Odom detained the victims beyond the scope of a traffic stop for the purpose of coercing the victims into performing sexual acts.

Christopher Odom (Courtesy: Spring Hill Police Department)
Christopher Odom (Courtesy: Spring Hill Police Department)

The indictment states he used force to accomplish the act and knew the victim did not give consent.

“The actions of one officer can bring down the image and respect and trust the community has in us,” said Chief Brite.

According Maury County intake records, Odom spent only 76 minutes in jail before making bond.

News 2 went to his Hohenwald, Tennessee, home to speak with him, but no one was there.

“He was a non-certified officer, prior military. Started off as a good officer,” said Chief Brite. “Very proactive and we had no issues.”

Chief Brite said his department is working hard to regain the public’s confidence.

“We will continue to move forward and regain that public’s trust we may have lost from the community even though it involves one officer,” he said.

Odom’s attorney, John Colley, questions the investigation, specifically what he says are inconsistencies in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation timeline.

Colley said when the TBI interrogated his client just a few weeks ago, agents asked Odom about alleged events that took place a year ago.

According to Colley, there was no mention about alleged crimes from this past summer.

“There was no mention of anything happening this summer, nor were there any questions about anything that happened in June or July of this year. As a matter fact, I interrupted to question why anyone would come forward with such allegations a year later,” Colley said.

When asked for a statement, the TBI said it is an active and ongoing case and that they are not able to respond or speak to something that’s outside of the record.

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