BRIGHAM CITY -- A sentencing hearing for a former Box Elder County sheriff's deputy has been continued until June.
Scott Womack, 37, appeared in 1st District Court on Wednesday for a sentencing hearing, which was set for June 12 to link with his federal case.
He had pleaded no contest to three counts of attempted custodial sexual misconduct in February.
Womack is accused of coercing as many as eight women during traffic stops in 2010 to partially disrobe on the pretext of checking them for tattoos tied to nonexistent warrants. He was fired during the departmental investigation of complaints.
Eight counts filed in April 2012 relate to the same victims.
A change of plea hearing is set for May 22 in federal court.
Attorneys have said in court those charges, all misdemeanors, will also become part of the resolution of the state's case. Womack is expected to plead guilty to two of the federal charges.
Womack and the county also are being sued civilly in federal court over the incidents.
In each of the traffic stops in remote parts of Box Elder County, Womack claimed to have a warrant, typically alleging drug charges, with the woman's name on it, according to court records. The victims would then partially disrobe to prove to Womack they didn't have tattoos described in the nonexistent warrants.
Womack told the media in February he had voluntarily surrendered his Utah police certification shortly after he was charged and has no intention of going back into law enforcement.
Womack faces a potential sentence of up to a year in jail on both the state and federal criminal charges. The federal civil suit filed by three of the victims is still in the motion phase.