PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A former Washington County Sheriff's Office corporal resigned from the department before he accepted a plea deal on Monday for a harassment charge stemming from actions while on the job.
Kevin Kearns, 45, was convicted on one count of harassment. Two other harassment charges were dismissed, according to court documents.
"Former deputy Kevin Kearns resigned from the Sheriff’s Office prior to his plea at court," a spokesman with the sheriff's office confirmed. "He was not a deputy at the time."
He was arrested on Dec. 14, based on results of an internal investigation, after a coworker reported ongoing sexual harassment while the 2 were on-duty in the office's jail division. The report came on Dec. 6, 8 days before he was arrested. After the report, Kearns was placed on administrative leave.
Kearns was also sentenced to one-year probation. As a part of his plea deal, Kearns will also surrender his state Department of Public Safety and Standards certificate.
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