Ex-cop faces assault charges in Ketchikan

Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010

KETCHIKAN - A recently retired Ketchikan police sergeant is accused of spanking and bruising a toddler.

John Alguire retired in early September, less than a month after Alaska State Troopers began investigating the allegations involving the 2-year-old girl.

The 49-year-old Alguire is charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic violence.

According to court documents, the girl had stayed since January at the Alguire home and the family was potty-training her.

Alguire is accused of spanking the girl Aug. 6 after she urinated in her chair at the dinner table.

Authorities say troopers were notified four days later by a witness.

Court documents say the child had bruises measuring about 3 inches by 3 inches on each buttock.

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