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Former Alabama police officer sentenced for sex crimes

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ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes involving a teenage boy.

Al.com reports that 40-year-old Nicholas "Shane" Osborn was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday on charges including electronic solicitation of a child and sodomy.

Osborn is a former police sergeant in Oneonta.

He was arrested on a drunken driving charge in 2017 and indicted a few months later on multiple counts involving a young man he met online.

Osborn pleaded guilty in March. He had been with the Oneonta Police Department since 2001.

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