A former South Georgia police officer was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison for luring two underage girls to meet him for sex, authorities said.
Jeffrey Allen Allmond Jr., 25, was fired last year from Richmond Hill Police Department after being arrested by the GBI, AJC.com previously reported. He was convicted of a count of coercion and enticement of a minor in June 2019, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia said in a news release.
When Allmond was a police officer, he met two girls, ages 15 and 16, on the dating app Tinder, the release said. He then messaged them on Snapchat, attempting to meet them in the middle of the night outside the gate of Fort Stewart, where they lived.
When they met, he drove the teens back to his apartment, where they “engaged in inappropriate sexual acts,” according to the GBI. He returned the two girls back to the gate later that night.
He continued to message them, and they met up twice more at his apartment, where the same inappropriate and illegal acts took place, the release said.
Richmond Hill police initially placed Allmond, who was hired by the department in July 2017, on administrative leave in August 2018 while the GBI conducted its investigation.
He was fired when the GBI arrested him. He was initially charged with aggravated sexual battery and aggravated child molestation.
“This conviction validates our department’s actions in immediately suspending, and then terminating, Allmond when the allegations came to our attention,” Police Chief Mitch Shores previously said. “We take such betrayals of the public trust very seriously, and gave full assistance to the agencies that investigated and prosecuted this case.”
After Allmond completes his prison sentence, he will spend 10 years on supervised release, U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godney Wood ruled. He also must register as a sex offender.
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