Conviction, sentence upheld in rape case against former Phillipsburg police officer

The Second District Court of Appeals upheld the prison sentence and conviction of a former Phillipsburg police officer found guilty of raping four women while on duty.

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During an August 2018 bench trial, Justin W. Sanderson, 34, guilty of 19 counts, including rape and kidnapping. He was sentenced to 43 years in prison.

On Oct. 2, 2018 Sanderson filed an appeal of his sentencing and convictions. The Court of Appeals affirmed the decisions Friday.

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“I am pleased with today’s decision of the Court of Appeals,” said Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. “This defendant abused his authority as a police officer by forcing four victims into sexual activity. I  want to commend the Vandalia Police for their dedication and hard work in investigating this case. Thankfully, this defendant will never again be a police officer and he will be unable to victimize anyone else.”


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