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Former Augusta Corrections Officer Pleads to Sex Crime

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STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - A former corrections officer convicted of taking indecent liberties with a minor has avoided jail time.

Brian M. Peduto received a 5-year suspended sentence and five years' probation after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

The News Leader reports that the 21-year-old Staunton resident entered his plea and was sentenced Tuesday in August County Circuit Court.

Authorities say Peduto contacted a 12-year-old girl in July and asked her for sex. He resigned from his job at the Augusta Correctional Center in Craigsville in October. 

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