- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) - A former Oklahoma state trooper has been ordered to stand trial for alleged sexual attacks on female motorists.

A Creek County District Court judge on Monday ordered 42-year-old Eric Roberts of Bristow to stand trial after Roberts waived a preliminary hearing on charges of rape by instrumentation, forcible sodomy, sexual battery, asking for or receiving a bribe and embezzlement.

Roberts has pleaded not guilty.

In June Roberts was also ordered to trial on separate but related charges that he assaulted or behaved inappropriately toward three women during traffic stops.

The allegations came to light in August when one woman filed a federal lawsuit alleging Roberts raped her following a traffic stop and the two other women later made similar allegations.

Roberts was suspended in July 2014 and resigned in September.

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