HOUSTON - A former Harris County deputy constable
accused of sexually assaulting two women while on duty was sentenced Thursday
to eight years in prison.
as law-enforcement officers are still rapists,” Harris County District Attorney
Kim Ogg said. “While he wore a uniform, he violated the public trust and he
violated this woman’s body.”
Brandin M. Glispy, 31, served as a Precinct 6 deputy for
less than a year before the accusations led to his termination. Both victims
testified against him during the trial, which resulted in him being convicted
and sentenced by a jury.
“I couldn’t believe he was doing this to me,” one victim
told jurors. “This was someone who was supposed to protect me … he told me he
was going to shoot me [if I didn’t do it].”
The first woman to testify described the night in April
2017, when then-Deputy Glispy pulled her over for a traffic stop on Martin
Luther King Boulevard.
Upon approaching her car, he immediately told her to get
When she did, he told her to put her hands on the trunk
and began rubbing her thighs and breasts, and putting his hands into her pants
After the assault, Glispy gave the victim his phone
The second woman, who testified during the punishment
phase of the trial, said that Glispy accosted her in a Popeyes restaurant
restroom, cornering her, sexually assaulting her, and even threatening her to
perform oral sex. She was able to get away.
“This was an utterly grotesque abuse of power,” Assistant
District Attorney Lauren Reeder said. “Brandin Glispy used the power of the
badge and his uniform to get what he wanted, when he wanted it. There’s no
place in our community for that sort of entitlement.”