- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A former Midland City police officer has been sentenced in a child sex abuse case.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports (https://bit.ly/ZudfN8 ) 39-year-old Christopher Allen Ford was convicted of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.

A statement from the Lee County District Attorney’s Office said Ford declined to have his case heard by a jury and instead opted to be tried by Circuit Court Judge Chris Hughes.

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Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, https://www.oanow.com/

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