|Michael Alan Chilldres|
VIRGINIA BEACH - A former Virginia Beach police officer was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Monday for child sex crimes.
45-year-old Michael Alan Chilldres pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated sexual battery on April 30.
He'd been on suspension without pay since he was arrested in December 2011 for aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties that occurred over three years with a child younger than age 13.
He hasn't been employed since May 2012, spokeswoman Grazia Moyers told WVEC.com
Chilldres had been with the Va. Beach Police Dept. since November 1993.
The judge Monday imposed a 30-year sentence and then suspended 20 suspended years, Commonwealth's Attorney spokeswoman Macie Pridgen told WVEC.com.