MADISON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey police officer who received nude photos from a 17-year-old Ohio girl has been spared a prison term.
Morris County prosecutors say Chad Rybka was sentenced Friday to two years of probation. The 33-year-old Bernards Township man also must continue to receive counseling and is barred from holding public employment in New Jersey.
Rybka resigned from the Madison police department after he pleaded guilty in May to a child endangerment charge. He had served with the force since 2007.
Authorities in Ohio had learned in February that a 17-year-old girl was communicating online with a man and had sent him nude photos of herself at his request. A subsequent investigation by Morris County prosecutors found Rybka had several nude images of the girl.