A former Wasatch County sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty to physically abusing two women while working at the county's jail will spend three years on probation, a federal judge decided Friday.
U.S. District Court Judge David Sam also ruled that Christopher Stein Epperson will not have to pay any fines in connection with his crimes.
Epperson pleaded guilty in August to two counts of deprivation of rights under the color of law. He admitted that in December 2009 and September 2010 he caused bodily injury to the women by touching their breasts; he also touched one inmate's genitals. Each count carried a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.