Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lee William Giles Jr Retired Police Officer 19 year prison sentence for child molestation

Detectives also wrote in court documents that they found videotapes showing Giles and Wear raping and molesting the boy, described as developmentally disabled, and molesting two girls related to Giles. The three ranged in age from 3 to 16 at the time of the abuse, according to the court filings.
A judge has sentenced a retired Tacoma police officer to spend more than 19 years in prison for child molestation.

Lee William Giles Jr. did not make a statement at his sentencing Friday. He frequently visited schools and appeared on television and radio during a 30-year police career before his retirement in 2000.

In November, Giles and his girlfriend, Maureen Wear, each pleaded guilty to first-degree child rape, second-degree child rape, first-degree child molestation and third-degree assault of a child. The charges involved young relatives.

As an officer, Giles appeared with Harvey, a talking motorcycle, in a grade school program designed to make police less scary, and was involved in the TV program "Behind the Shield."

Officials say there was no record of accusations of sexual misconduct by Giles while he was a Tacoma police officer.

Wear's sentencing hearing on Friday was postponed.

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