Former Anaheim police officer Bradley Stewart Wagner, 62, is going to jail for four years after pleading guilty to sexual assaults against various women. His chosen victims were illegal immigrants whom he threatened to deport if they did not have sex with him.
Notably, after accepting the plea (which was less than the maximum of seven years), Wagner tried to back out of it. He retained new counsel and claimed that he did not understand the plea because he was taking pain medication. However, his former attorneys, Jennifer L. Keller and Kay Rackauckas testified that Wagner never informed them that he was taking drugs or was incapable of signing the plea. Orange County Superior Court Judge Walter Schwarm proceeded to reject Wagner’s motion.
Source: OC Register