Ex-US probation officer from MN sentenced for lying to FBI

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A former U-S probation officer from Minnesota has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison for lying to the FBI about his inappropriate sexual contact with multiple probationers under his supervision.

The U-S Attorney’s Office says the sentence against 56-year-old Dennis Bresnahan of Forest Lake is above the guideline of zero-to-six months in prison.

Authorities say in 2016, Bresnahan admitted to engaging in inappropriate behavior with -- and receiving a topless photo of – a witness. Bresnahan also denied having similar conduct with other probationers, but the FBI found it had been happening as far back as 1994.

U-S District Court Judge Robert Pratt called Bresnahan’s conduct “loathsome and appalling.”

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