2 months jail for ex-Nogales officer in sex case - Tucson News Now

2 months jail for ex-Nogales officer in sex case

(Source: Curt Pendergast/Nogales International) (Source: Curt Pendergast/Nogales International)

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - A former Nogales police officer who had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to two months in jail and three years' probation.

Victor Jesus Valenzuela also must register as a sex offender.

The 25-year-old former officer was arrested last year and accused of having sex with the girl 13 times. The Nogales international reports (http://bit.ly/XJIfXl ) officials at the girl's school learned of the affair after the pair broke up and told police.

He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual conduct with a minor last month.

Santa Cruz Superior Court Judge James A. Soto cited his remorse and lack of a record in deciding his sentence Monday.

Valenzuela is the third Nogales officer in four years to be convicted of sex offenses involving underage girls.

Information from: Nogales International, http://www.nogalesinternational.com/

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