VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute police officer was charged, sentenced, and placed on formal probation for three crimes committed on July 30.

Former Terre Haute Police Department Officer, Trevor Singer, was charged with two counts of battery (a class B misdemeanor) and one count of public nudity (a class C misdemeanor) on Nov. 22. In accordance with the Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office, Singer pleaded guilty to all three charges and was sentenced in Terre Haute City Court. According to a statement from Terre Haute Police Department Cheif, Shawn Keen, Singer resigned from his position with the Terre Haute Police Department just before 10 a.m. on Nov. 22.

On July 30, THPD responded to a report of battery at a local bar. Dispatch had specified that the suspect in question was Officer Singer, who was off-duty at the time of the incident. According to a release from THPD the report indicates that Singer showed obvious signs of intoxication, and “he had grabbed the heads of two females at two locations and pulled their faces to him and kissed them.” The report also noted that Singer was accused of touching one of the women’s legs in a sexual manner and exposing himself publicly at a second location.

The Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted after THPD conducted a brief investigation into the incident. To avoid a conflict of interest, the prosecutor advised that the Indiana State Police would be asked to conduct the rest of the investigation. The case was then led by Indiana State Police Master Trooper Ryan Winters. The investigation included an analysis of body camera footage, surveillance camera footage, victim and witness interviews, and other digital data. After the investigation was complete, the results were sent to the Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

“As we have indicated before, police officers are subject to the same laws they are sworn to enforce. I commend the two women who reported this incident and followed through with this investigation to lead us to the conclusion today – Trevor Singer was charged, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three crimes,” said Terre Haute Prosecutor Terry Modesitt. “We arrived at this resolution by working closely with both women to reach the prompt resolution both indicated they preferred.” 

After the case had been reviewed, the two victims involved in the incident were consulted regarding their decisions on the proceedings of the case. After reviewing the details of the incident and the findings of the investigation, the two women agreed to a resolution of the case through Singer’s sentence of 420 days of formal probation, the maximum sentence for the charges.

“We recognize that a lengthy prosecution of a case can have a lasting impact on a victim of this type of crime. And the process can cause additional trauma. In working closely with both women, they agreed with this resolution to provide prompt closure,” Prosecutor Modesitt added. “I would also like to recognize the professionalism shown by the Terre Haute Officers that initially responded to the call and by Master Trooper Winters for his in-depth investigation.”

The terms of Singer’s probation include subjection to random drug screenings, completion of any recommended drug and alcohol treatment, and a 4th Amendment search and seizure waiver in place during the length of the probation.