Former Chattanooga police officer Desmond Logan sentenced to 20 years for rapes

Desmond Logan

Desmond Ladon Logan, the former Chattanooga police officer who admitted to raping three women in his custody and using a Taser on a fourth woman, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, the maximum amount possible under his plea agreement.

Dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, shackled and wearing a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Logan stood before U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier and said, "I'd like to apologize for all the trouble it's caused ... I am not a bad person. I made mistakes. I never hurt anyone."

Defendants are allowed to address the court before they are sentenced if there is anything they wish the judge to consider when weighing punishment.

Although difficult to understand at times due to his mask and the low volume of his voice, Logan continued, "I've done things wrong - moral things wrong, [but] I never hurt anyone."