TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) On Wednesday, a former Twin Falls Police office received 15 years in jail on sexual abuse of a minor charges.

The 5th Judicial District Judge John K. Butler sentenced William A. Jansen to a 2 years fixed, 13 years indeterminate sentence. He was credited for four days in jail.

He will also have to register as a sex offender.

Jansen pleaded guilty in March to two amended charges of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16; the court dismissed other charges.

According to court documents, the incidents of abuse occurred prior to Jansen’s employment as a police officer in late 2013. Though one victim said the encounters occurred in 2008 and 2009, she didn’t come forward until March of 2017.

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