For 11 days in 2003, Jeremy Alley served as the top cop in the village of Elmwood Place, Oh. Then he was branded a sex criminal, says the Cincinnati Enquirer. Alley was busted for using his police department computer to proposition someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl – but Alley was actually online chatting with a police officer pretending to be a teen.
Now Alley wants a judge to wipe away his five sex-related convictions. In a rare move, prosecutors are fighting Alley's expungement request. The situation is unusual, says prosecutor Scott Heenan: “It's not every day you have a police chief do this and then later try to erase it.” Heenan sees 500 to 1,000 felony expungement applications each year. He allows at least 90 percent of them to pass without a challenge. Alley, now 35, told the court that he now is employed as a paralegal and in retail sales.