A judge has ordered a psychosexual evaluation for a former Box Elder County sheriff's deputy fired, charged and sued for pulling motorists over and checking the young females for tattoos.
The order by U.S. District Court Judge David Sam canceled Thursday's scheduled sentencing hearing for Scott Womack, 37, in federal court in Salt Lake City.
Womack was charged in state and federal court with 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.
Womack pleaded no contest in 1st District Court in Brigham City in February to three sexual misconduct charges in return for dismissal of eight similar charges. His sentencing there is expected to follow his federal sentencing, now set for Aug. 12.
Last month, he pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of violating the constitutional rights of two of the women. Six additional counts were dismissed under terms of the plea bargain. A civil lawsuit filed by three of the women is also pending in federal court against Womack and county officials.