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Ex-cop found guilty of raping 12 year old
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Ex-cop found guilty of raping 12 year old

DECATUR, Ga. -- A former Fulton County police officer will serve a 25-year prison sentence after he was found guilty on two counts of child molestation.

DeKalb County District Attorney's spokesman Erik Burton said a jury on Thursday returned guilty verdicts against 32-year-old Michael Bernard Wilson.

Wilson was arrested in November 2010 after he was accused of molesting and raping a 12-year-old girl. The victim's mother called DeKalb police, who arrested the Ellenwood resident during a traffic stop. He was then terminated from the Fulton County Police Department.

"I would like to applaud the tremendous effort of our Crimes Against Children Unit for their work in bringing justice to the family of our young victim," DeKalb County D.A. Robert James said after Thursday's verdict. "This man took an oath to serve the people of Georgia but instead he preyed on the very individuals he vowed to protect. Justice was served today."

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