Former Beloit police officer sentenced for child sex assault

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BELOIT, Wis. (WTVO) — A former Beloit Police Officer was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

Woods pleaded guilty to the charge in July 2019.

Beloit Police were notified of the alleged abuse on June 9th, 2018. Information on the assault had been brought forward by the child’s mother.

Woods, 63, of Beloit, was arrested the same evening, at 8 p.m. The victim is a 14-year-old female, with whom Woods assaulted at least three times, according to Wisconsin court records.

Woods retired as a patrol officer from the Beloit Police Department in 2007. He had since been working as a security guard with the School District of Beloit and Beloit Public Library, before being put on administrative leave following the charges against him.

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