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WA man pleads guilty to sending illicit text messages

Associated Press - June 7, 2008 1:25 PM ET

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Gig Harbor man who worked as a volunteer reserve officer for the Bremerton Police Department has pleaded guilty to sending illicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl.

Kenneth F. Price was sentenced to 30 days of home arrest after his plea to one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes, a gross misdemeanor.

The 37-year-old Price was immediately terminated from his volunteer duties as a Bremerton reserve officer.

The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says Price exchanged messages with the girl, some of which were sexual in nature, from late December to early February 2008.

Price was sentenced on May 29. He will begin his house arrest sentence this month.

Price is on the management team of Port Orchard-based Westbay Auto Parts.

Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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