Woman at center of Henry County sex scandal identified - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

FOX 5 I-Team investigates

Woman at center of Henry County sex scandal identified

Posted: Updated:
Erin Hudgins is at the heart of a sex scandal in Henry County, FOX 5 has learned. Erin Hudgins is at the heart of a sex scandal in Henry County, FOX 5 has learned.
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -

The FOX 5 I-Team has confirmed the identity of the fired police officer at the heart of a sex scandal in Henry County.

Public safety authorities have refused to identify the female officer because she filed an appeal, but FOX 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis was able to confirm her as Erin Hudgins.

According to internal affairs, records two police sergeants had sex with Hudgins at separate times, both on and off-duty. Records say the bad behavior happened in a Stockbridge cemetery, outside a local church and in a Lithonia hotel after one of the male cops called in sick.

The two sergeants got demoted and Hudgins got fired along with two other male officers implicated in the investigation.

"The three officers that were terminated had disciplinary action that led up to that. That, in combination with the current case, is what led up to the termination," said Sgt. Joey Smith of the Henry County Police Department.
    
Following an Open Records request from FOX 5, the department released Hudgins' previous history of troubles. Hudgins, who joined the Henry County department in 2011, received a written reprimand after she crashed her patrol car in a traffic accident. She got another write-up for insubordination and a 40-hour suspension without pay for conduct with yet another Henry County cop, former Sgt. Matt Beaver. He was ultimately disciplined as well and eventually arrested on charges of stalking for sending "hundreds of emails and text messages" to Hudgins after she told him to stop.

FOX 5 gave Stockbridge Mayor Mark Alarcon his first look at the details.

"I don't know that we can go live with some the language that's in these documents," Alarcon said.

The mayor and City Council recently voted to stop using Henry County police and create their own city police department. County cops having sex in one of their cemeteries only reinforces their decision, Alarcon said.

"These are public officers that are being paid to serve and protect and they're doing these types of activities while on the clock," said Alarcon. "Things of misconduct and accidents or things of nature are going to happen. But you can control those things better at a local level."

Hudgins' lawyer, Steve Frey, said that his client believes that she was treated unfairly and that the information available "contradicts the position taken by the Henry County police department."

Hudgins and the other two fired Henry County cops could have their appeals heard as early as next week.

  • I-Team Story ArchiveMore>>

  • RAW VIDEO: I-Team's undercover visit to Boggs Mountain

    RAW VIDEO: I-Team's undercover visit to Boggs Mountain

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:43:54 GMT
    Trial is set May 12 in Rabun County for a case uncovered by the Fox 5 I-Team that continues to trouble animal lovers across the country. Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby faces 60 counts including theft by taking, theft by deception and racketeering.
    Trial is set May 12 in Rabun County for a case uncovered by the Fox 5 I-Team that continues to trouble animal lovers across the country. Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby faces 60 counts including theft by taking, theft by deception and racketeering.
  • Identity Protection Bill Signed into Law

    Identity Protection Bill Signed into Law

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:28:15 GMT
    With a stroke of the governor's pen, a new law that could help protect your identity now goes into effect. Republican State Senator John Albers says his bill, now law, will prohibit public disclosure of private information in court documents.
    With a stroke of the governor's pen, a new law that could help protect your identity now goes into effect. Republican State Senator John Albers says his bill, now law, will prohibit public disclosure of private information in court documents.
  • Fox 5 I-Team

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:25 GMT
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
  • Contact the FOX 5 I-Team

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for contacting FOX 5.  To reach our newsroom by phone, please call (404) 898-0100.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:03:42 GMT
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
  • Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:06:56 GMT
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
  • Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:24:40 GMT
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices