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Sorrento police chief pleads guilty

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. has pleaded guilty in a case accusing him of lying to an FBI agent about an alleged sexual assault of a heavily intoxicated woman last year.

U.S. Attorney Walt Green says the 65-year-old Theriot entered the plea Monday to making false statements in connection with a criminal civil rights investigation.

Theriot, of Sorrento, faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised released following the jail time and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date has not been set. His attorney, Roger W. Jordan Jr., was not immediately available for comment.

Theriot, who started his fourth four-year term as police chief July 1, resigned the post Friday under a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

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