Trial of Bothell police officer accused of having sex with minor begins tomorrow

Dione Thompson faces three charges of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor.

The trial of a Bothell police officer charged with having sex with a 17-year-old girl while acting as a school resource officer at Bothell High School will begin tomorrow at the Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Dione Thompson, 46, is facing three first-degree counts of sexual misconduct with a minor after prosecutors say she had sex with the then-juvenile between June and Sept. 2010, when the victim turning 18.

Court documents say Thompson had sex with the victim multiple times in her marked police car.

She will appear before Judge Julia Garrett in courtroom 4F around 9 a.m.

Thompson had been with the department for more than 17 years and was responsible for managing sex offender notifications. She is still on administrative paid leave according to the Bothell police department.

If convicted on all three counts, prosecutors say she could face up to 54 months in prison.