- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A former northeastern Pennsylvania police chief accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl almost a decade ago has been sentenced to 18 months to four years in prison.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton (https://bit.ly/1ebnU3g ) reports that Larry Semenza was sentenced Monday in Lackawanna County Court. A jury convicted the 49-year-old former Old Forge chief of corrupting a minor and failing to report suspected child abuse, but acquitted him of four other charges, including felony counts of aggravated indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor.

Prosecutors said Semenza and former police Capt. Jamie Krenitsky assaulted the girl beginning in 2004 when she was 15 and a junior firefighter.

Krenitsky and a former borough firefighter both pleaded guilty to misdemeanor indecent assault and received lighter sentences Monday.

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