A Phoenix police officer caught making arrangements to impregnate a minor was sentenced to 60 days in jail, a generous plea deal considering he was facing up to 7 years in prison.
Justin LaClere, 33, was initially charged on two felony counts — child abuse and sex with a minor, but had those charges set aside in return for two lower-level felony charges, reports the Phoenix New Times.
According to a police investigation, LaClere responded to a posting by the unidentified 17-year-old on Whisper — a social media site that allows users to post pictures and chat anonymously with strangers — in 2014.
Police state that the teen posted a picture of a baby with the comment: “I want to get pregnant but I’m only a teen.”
The 7-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department responded to the teen and engaged her in comments over the next few days, asking her, “Want a baby in ya?” to which she replied: “Ya.”