A former Alexander police officer has been convicted of rape and sexual abuse of three children.
A Saline County jury deliberated just 15 minutes before finding Jeffrey Garcia guilty of two counts of rape and one count of second-degree sexual assault. Garcia was sentenced to a total of 100 years in prison.
The now 12, 13 and 14-year-old testified they were sexually molested and beaten.
Garcia did not testify but in a tape recorded interview with Benton police that was played for the jury he denied abusing the children.
Garcia resigned from the Alexander police force while in jail in the case.