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May 22, 2013 7:27 PM by Annie Snead

Former Grand Junction police officer sentenced

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A former Grand Junction police officer convicted of having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl while on duty in 2000 has been sentenced to eight years to life in prison.

Eric Janusz was convicted earlier this year of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. He was sentenced Wednesday.

The two met during a runaway investigation involving her brother.

Janusz had testified that they were sexually involved only after she was of legal age.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

 

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