Ex-North Dakota police chief convicted on sex abuse charge

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BEACH, N.D. (AP) - A jury has convicted a former North Dakota police chief of sexually abusing a child.

A Golden Valley County jury returned its verdict Monday against former LaMoure Police Chief James Watson. KXMB-TV reports that he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child

He's also facing separate trials on felony sexual misconduct charges in Hettinger and Stark counties in southwestern North Dakota. The charges date back to 2011.

A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

Information from: KXMB-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

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