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Chicago police sergeant with history of sexual abuse allegations resigns

A Chicago police sergeant who was under investigation resigned Thursday, years after allegations of sexual abuse placed him on desk duty, officials said.

Eric Elkins was placed on paid desk duty in 2015 when four teenage boys told police he tried to fondle them at a family reunion in Michigan.

He was initially charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor but pleaded guilty to assault and battery and was sentenced to a year of probation.

Elkins was also accused in a lawsuit of beating two men outside an Andersonville nightclub in September. Chicago police began a criminal investigation. He has not been charged.


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