Ex-Minneapolis Park Police chief takes sex-case plea deal

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Mar 9, 2012 at 9:57 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former Minneapolis Park Police chief has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct and child pornography charges.

Under a plea agreement, 68-year-old William Jacobs pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of possessing child pornography.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Jacobs was facing trial this week. He was accused of having had sex with the teenage son of a family friend over a 2-and-a-half-year period starting in 2007.

Sentencing is scheduled April 9. Jacobs faces a sentence ranging from 12 to 18 years.

A judge had ruled that prosecutors would be able to tell jurors about three of the alleged 17 previous incidents of abuse they claim happened.

Jacobs also had a career as a camp counselor and as a teacher.

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