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CrimeKenneth Betts plea deal in LMPD sex abuse case rejected by judge

18:26  23 may  2019
18:26  23 may  2019 Source:   courier-journal.com

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A federal judge rejected the plea deal of a former police officer charged in the Explorer program sex abuse scandal, saying the punishment was too lenient.

U.S. District Court Judge David Hale said Thursday that the degree to which the plea agreement deviated from sentencing guidelines “is not acceptable to this court.”

Kenneth Betts, a former Louisville Metro police officer, pleaded guilty to federal enticement and child pornography charges in December 2018.

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Betts and the government reached a deal, calling for him to serve 10 to 15 years in prison, but Hale noted in a hearing two weeks ago that federal sentencing guidelines call for a sentence of 27 years.

With the plea agreement rejected, Betts will now need to decide whether to withdraw his guilty plea and possibly strike a new deal with prosecutors or stick with his plea and face a possible harsher sentence by Hale.

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He’s scheduled to be back in court Aug. 14.

Previously: Kenneth Betts fired from suburban city patrol job in Rolling Hills

Betts began as a recruit with the department in February 2006.

Seven years earlier, he had joined the Explorer program as a youth. He later would become an adviser in the program.

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Former Officers Kenneth Betts and Brandon Wood makes first court appearance in Louisville police sex abuse scandal. Kenneth Betts sits in a seventh-floor courtroom before his hearing Monday morning. Betts entered a not guilty plea in the Explorer sex abuse case .

He resigned in March 2014 following an internal police department investigation into possible "improper contact" between him and a teenage girl in the program

Reporter Matthew Glowicki can be reached at 502-582-4989 or mglowicki@courier-journal.com. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.com/mattg.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Kenneth Betts plea deal in LMPD sex abuse case rejected by judge

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After striking down first deal, judge sentences LMPD officer in Explorer case.
Shortly after rejecting one deal, a federal judge has accepted a new deal in a sex abuse case involving a former Louisville Metro officer. Brandon Wood is one of two officers charged accused of sexually abusing minors while participating in LMPD's Youth Explorer Program. Wood pleaded guilty to enticement earlier this year in exchange for five years behind bars. A federal a judge struck down his deal without explanation. A new deal was then presented and Wood was sentenced to 70 months in prison. A week ago, a federal judge rejected a plea deal for the other officer accused in the scandal, Kenneth Betts. The judge said he found the deal too lenient.

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