SAN ANTONIO - Christopher Champion, a 31-year-old Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, is accused of trying to get a woman to have sex with him after a traffic stop on a local highway.
Champion was arrested and booked into the Bexar County jail Monday night on charges of prostitution and official oppression, although the incident is alleged to have happened in September.
An arrest warrant affidavit, written by a Texas Ranger who handled the investigation, stated that the 20-year-old woman filed the complaint, claiming that Champion stopped her for speeding somewhere along northbound Interstate 35 early on the morning of September 17.
The affidavit stated that the woman reported that during the stop, Champion made her get out of the car and began a conversation with her.
At one point, she said, he told her to drive to the parking lot of a Rudy's restaurant in the 15500 block of IH 35. Once in the parking lot, she said Champion offered to pay her $100 for sex, then increased the amount to $300 after she refused, the affidavit stated.
The woman told investigators that Champion also took her cell phone from her and sent himself a text message so he would have her number, the affidavit stated.
It stated that under the guidance of investigators, the woman later began communicating with Champion and led him to believe she was agreeing to meet him for sex. The affidavit lists details of one such conversation which investigators allegedly recorded.
They said during the communications, Champion also sent the woman several pictures of himself, including one in which he is wearing his DPS trooper uniform, the affidavit stated.
DPS said Tuesday that Champion has been fired.
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