Ex-Ramsey Cop Gets Split Verdict in Child Fondling Case
A former northern New Jersey police officer has been acquitted of child sexual assault charges but convicted of child endangerment.
The Record of Woodland Park reports that 49-year-old Jeffrey Kimmel faces up to 10 years in prison following his conviction on Monday. Kimmel was a patrol officer with the Ramsey police department.
During the trial, prosecutors said Kimmel fondled a 6-year-old girl in a relative's home in 2010. But the defense claimed the girl's "sketchy memory meant Kimmel should be acquitted on both counts.
Kimmel was convicted of stealing more than $110,000 from his police union while he served as its treasurer. He received a six-year sentence but was freed on parole after serving seven months.
Authorities say his parole may be revoked due to the child endangerment conviction.
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