Thursday, December 03, 2009

Former Officer Jeffery Garcia Guilty of Rape

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.

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