Former Mpls. park cop sentenced for sex crimes

1:27 PM, Apr 9, 2012   |    comments
William Jacobs leaving court in 2011
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MINNEAPOLIS - The former Minneapolis Park Police officer who was facing multiple sex crime charges was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison and 10 years probation.

William Jacobs was charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a 15-year-old boy over a three-year period. In March, Jacobs reached a plea bargain and pled guilty to lesser charges of second degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of possession of child pornography.

On Monday, Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman said Jacobs' sentence is the best the county could hope for considering how much time has elapsed between the abuse and prosecution.

The charges stemmed from the molestation of a boy over a three-year period.

Prosecutors had said Jacobs inappropriately touched children as far back as the early 1960s.

Jacobs also previously taught at the Breck School in Golden Valley where he was also accused of sexual abuse.

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