Former Police Officer Given 15 Years in Sexual Abuse of a Minor Case
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.