Zarrindej: I Like It Rough

A woman and an officer, accused in a sex bribe case, describe their relationship

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    Jury deliberations are about to get underway in the trial of a former CHP officer accused of fixing a ticket for sex.

    Abram Carabajal and Shirin Zarrindej both admit they had a sexual relationship and the ticket was dismissed. But they say they didn't break any laws.

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    "We always wrestle, I like to wrestle with him, I like to fight… rough, I liked it." Zarrindej testified, describing her relationship with Carabajal. "We couldn't wait to see each other again, it became emotional."

    The two met after Carabajal, an Oceanside CHP officer, gave the 49-year-old woman a speeding ticket back in March 2008.

    Prosecutors claim Zarrindej had a sexual relationship with the officer to get the ticket dismissed.

    "Never in a million years. Never," Zarrindej said.

    Carabajal, who has five kids and was married at the time, admits he did take action to get the ticket dismissed by a Vista judge.

    "I think that she did get, ‘well do you really want to do this,’ and my response to her was, ‘aren't I here’," Carabajal said.

    Afterward the two admitted to driving to an Oceanside motel and having sex. But Carabajal says they didn't have sex because he fixed the ticket.

    "At that time our concerns were not about a citation, we had developed a relationship and our concerns were about relationship," Carabajal said.

    The two defendants face several charges including bribery and perjury. If convicted, they could get more than four years in prison.

    Jury deliberations will begin on Monday.