SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A retired Redlands police lieutenant has pleaded guilty to a felony child molestation as part of a plea deal calling for a year in jail, minus time served.
Prosecutors say 55-year-old Bill Cranfill had faced up to 10 years in prison if convicted on two counts of lewd acts with a child in 2008.
The San Bernardino County Sun says Cranfill entered a plea Wednesday. He will also be placed on five years’ probation when he’s sentenced Feb. 15.
Cranfill also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery in another case involving a nurse who treated him after he was struck by a train in what was described as a possible suicide attempt. He will be sentenced 30 days in jail, time already served, in that case.
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