Ex-Anchorage officer convicted of sex abuse

Posted: Monday, November 02, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Former Anchorage police officer Sammy Cohen was convicted of 16 child sex abuse and pornography charges. All involved his daughter when she was 14.

The superior court verdict was returned Thursday in Anchorage in Cohen's second trial. His first had ended in a mistrial.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the jury had been deliberating since Oct. 22. The 55-year-old will be sentenced Feb. 5.

Cohen was an 11-year Anchorage police veteran teaching at the police academy when he was arrested in 2005.

His daughter, now a 23-year-old in the military, testified against him.

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