A former northeast Missouri police officer will spend nearly three months in jail for having sex with a 16-year-old.
The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig reports that 25-year-old Jamie Bell was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation. He pleaded guilty in August in Adams County, Ill., to aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Bell worked as a police officer in Canton, Mo., from February 2010 through Sept. 20, 2011. Prosecutors say he invited three juvenile girls to camp with him near Marblehead, Ill., in May 2011. He admitted to having sex with one of the girls.
Bell apologized at the sentencing hearing and said he had been drinking at the time.
Bell will spend 89 days in the Adams County Jail. He now lives in Moberly, Mo.