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DPS: Trooper arrested on 61 sex-related and kidnapping charges

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper is facing dozens of charges after investigators said he tried to exploit female drivers for sexual favors during traffic stops.

Tremaine Jackson was arrested on Tuesday.

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The investigation started into the 43-year-old on May 19, when a woman said Jackson made inappropriate comments to her during a traffic stop, DPS said.

Then on June 11, a second woman came forward and said Jackson made inappropriate comments and committed behavior that resulted in abuse, said Col. Frank Milstead, the DPS director.

[WATCH: Trooper tried to exploit women for sexual favors, DPS says]

During the investigation, a total of eight victims were discovered, according to Milstead.

"We were horrified," said Milstead, when they found about the claims.

Jackson was put on administrative leave on June 11.

All of the victims were women and were either stopped or cited by Jackson, Milstead said.

Milstead said that the oldest allegation stemmed from an instance that happened on Oct. 29, 2018.

"He was using his position of authority to extort sexual favors," Milstead said.

Jackson worked for DPS for 13 years and was most recently assigned to the Metro Motors District.

[VIDEO: Ex-DPS trooper arrested on 61 sex-related and kidnapping charges]

DPS said on Tuesday night Jackson had been fired.

He will be booked on 61 charges including sexual abuse, attempted sexual abuse, sexual extortion, kidnapping, tampering with public records and forgery.

DPS believes there are more victims out there.
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