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Former Rindge cop sentenced to one year in sex assault

  • Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.<br/>(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)

    Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.
    (Staff photo by Ashley Saari) Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »

  • Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.<br/>(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)

    Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.
    (Staff photo by Ashley Saari) Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »

  • Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.<br/>(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)

    Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.
    (Staff photo by Ashley Saari) Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »

  • Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.<br/>(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)

    Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.
    (Staff photo by Ashley Saari) Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »

  • Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.<br/>(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)
  • Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.<br/>(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)
  • Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.<br/>(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)
  • Former Rindge police officer and ConVal paraprofessional John Vargas-Cifrino was sentenced to a year in the house of corrections for two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault against a minor during his sentencing hearing at the Cheshire Superior Court Tuesday.<br/>(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)

Editor's note: An earlier version of this blog contained an inccorect name for the judge who presided over this case.

KEENE — A former Rindge police officer and ConVal High School employee was sentenced to a year in jail today after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl.

John Vargas-Cifrino, 35, of Harrisville will serve a 12-month sentence for the charge of misdemeanor sexual assault. Another 12-month sentence for a second misdemeanor sexual assault charge has been suspended for three years, pending good behavior. Vargas-Cifrino pled guilty to both charges today (March 26) in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene, as part of a plea deal in which the charges were reduced from one felony count of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault and two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault to just two misdemeanors.

Although Vargas-Cifrino’s attorney Adam Cook requested a shorter incarceration time, Judge John Kissinger went with the state’s recommendation of a full year of jail time.

“I think from my standpoint with a child victim, a sentence anything less than what the state has recommended would not be appropriate,” Kissinger said.

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