The fact that Wayne Robert Alger was an officer of the law fooled the father of one victim into letting down his guard.
Alger, a former California Highway Patrol sergeant, betrayed that trust and committed lewd acts on the 12-year-old girl. This week, he was sentenced to 300 days in the Placer County jail and five years of formal probation after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor counts of molesting children and one count of possession of child pornography.
"You go to great lengths to protect your kid because you know what is out there," said the girl's father, who also is an officer. "You figure you can trust a fellow person in law enforcement."
The Bee is withholding the parents' names to protect the victims' identities.
The younger of the two girls was molested in 2007 while at the Roseville home of Alger, who was then a family friend. She was 12 and 13 at the time of the incidents.
The other victim was a 16-year-old girl Alger molested at his home in July 2008.
Alger, who was assigned to the CHP's Capitol Protection Section before his 2008 arrest by Rocklin police, will be required to register as a sex offender for life.
In the felony complaint filed in February, Alger was charged with seven sex offenses. In August, he pleaded guilty on three counts.
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