Former KY police officer sentenced for sexually abusing minors in youth program

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A former Kentucky police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing two minors in the Louisville department's now defunct youth program.

The Courier Journal reports Kenneth Betts pleaded guilty in state court Monday to third-degree sodomy and admitted to sexually abusing the minors while he worked as a program adviser.

He was sentenced in federal court last week to 16 years in prison for charges including enticement. The sentences will be served at the same time.

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