Retired Police Officer Convicted Of Child Sex Assault

A retired police officer near Eau Claire has been found guilty of having sexual contact with an eleven-year-old girl twice in 2014.

Jurors deliberated for almost five hours before convicting 60-year-old Jeffrey Anger of first degree child sexual assault -- and he was acquitted of a second similar charge. Anger spent almost 30 years with the Altoona police force before he retired in 2009, and his conviction came Wednesday at the end of a three day trial with a sentencing date pending. Prosecutor Meri Larson said the victim came forward because she was afraid that Anger would molest somebody else, and she had no reason to lie. But defense lawyer Harry Hertel questioned whether any sexual contact took place -- and he says he'll refer the case to another lawyer for a possible appeal.

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