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Former police officer pleads guilty to abusing teenage girl

Former police officer pleads guilty to abusing teenage girl

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A former Murray City police detective has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl over the course of five years.

Michael D. Spilman, 35, admitted to two counts of forcible sex abuse for fondling a teenage girl. A third charge of misdemeanor sexual battery was dismissed.

Spilman is scheduled to be sentenced on June 1 and could face as much as 30 years in prison.

He was a member of the Murray police force for nearly 10 years. He resigned on Jan. 12., a day before charges were filed.

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