Retired Altoona Police Officer sentenced in child sexual assult case

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – A sentence is handed down to a retired Altoona Police Officer convicted of sexually assaulting a child. 58-year-old Jeffrey Anger has been sentenced to a year in Eau Claire County jail.

Anger will spend his jail sentence in solitary confinement with an hour of release every day. In early August, Anger was found guilty of one count of first-degree child sexual assault. He was found not guilty for a second count of the same charge.
Investigators say he touched an 11-year-old girl inappropriately on two separate occasions.

Anger retired in 2009 after working for the Altoona Police Department for nearly 30 years. The judge made his sentencing decision after an emotional day in court with nearly four hours of statements and testimony from family members on both sides.
The victim also made a statement to the judge, calling this a very difficult time. If Anger violates the terms of his sentence, he could face up to 12 years in prison.

After serving jail time, Anger will be placed on probation for 15 years. During that time, he is to have no contact with the victim, and any contact with female children must be supervised. He has also been ordered to register as a sex offender.



 
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