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Former Creston officers to be sentenced



DES MOINES (AP)--Sentencing is scheduled for two former Creston police officers convicted of sexual abuse in the rape of a woman at a country club bar.

Former police chief James Christensen and former assistant chief John Sickels were convicted of second-degree sexual abuse in March by a Woodbury County jury. The trial was moved to Sioux City because of pretrial publicity.

Christensen and Sickels are to be sentenced on Wednesday in Polk County District Court in Des Moines, where the judge in the case is presiding this week.

On Tuesday, Judge Arthur Gamble denied a bid for a new trial.

Prosecutors say Sickels raped the woman at the Crestmoor Country Club in April 2008 while Christensen watched.

Each faces up to 25 years in prison.

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