Sheriff's deputy gets year in jail

LONG BEACH - A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy accused of sexually abusing an underage female relative pleaded no contest Tuesday, the district attorney's office announced.Orlando Denison, 35, was remanded into custody to begin serving a one-year sentence in county jail. He was also sentenced to five years felony probation and lifetime sex offender registration. A second count of sexual assault was dismissed under the terms of a negotiated settlement. The charges stem from an incident in July 2010 during which Denison allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female relative. Sheriff's officials said they have started termination proceedings.

********** Published: March 15, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 48