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Former West Valley City Police Officer Sentenced

By , | Posted - Dec. 8, 2003 at 12:08 p.m.

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A former West Valley City police officer will serve 16 years to life on sexual abuse charges.

Robert Ellis Cox was sentenced today.

The 43-year old was convicted in October of nine first degree felony counts for sexually abusing a nine-year old girl in the mid-1990s.

Cox was arrested last November in Willard River, Minnesota after being on the run for two years.

He turned himself in after he saw his story profiled on the T-V show "America's Most Wanted".

Cox was a West Valley City police officer from November 1990 to March 1994.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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