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Ex-Placer County deputy sentenced for unlawful sex with volunteer

A former Placer County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 150 days in jail and three years probation for having sex with a minor in a case involving a 17-year-old Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

Kenneth Skogen was sentenced Wednesday in Placer County Superior Court Judge Jeff Penney, who also ordered Skogen to attend counseling. Skogen pleaded guilty Nov. 12 to one felony count of unlawful sex with a minor. He will be eligible to apply for alternative sentencing, according to a Placer County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Skogen also will be prohibited from being in the presence of minors without their parent or guardian present.

The charges stem from a 2011 relationship that Skogen had with the 17-year-old victim, who was a volunteer with the Sheriff’s Department at the time.

The case was investigated by the District Attorney’s Office at the request of the Sheriff’s Department.

Jamie Smith, the prosecutor assigned to the case, called the resolution to the case appropriate when considering the totality of the evidence and the wishes of the victim, according to the news release.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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