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Ex-Va. corrections officer pleads to sex crime

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 7:45am  ET

STAUNTON, Va. - A former corrections officer convicted of taking indecent liberties with a minor has avoided jail time.

Brian M. Peduto received a five-year suspended sentence and five years' probation after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

The News Leader ( http://bit.ly/ZIsY6q) reports that the 21-year- old Staunton resident entered his plea and was sentenced Tuesday in August County Circuit Court.

Authorities say Peduto contacted a 12-year-old girl in July and asked her for sex. He resigned from his job at the Augusta Correctional Center in Craigsville in October.

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Information from: The Daily News Leader, http://www.newsleader.com


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