Ex-Officer of the Year Gets 10 Years

Former Prince George's County Officer Gene Gillette was sentenced Wednesday for a 2011 shooting incident

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    Gillette pleaded guilty in 2011 to attempted sex offense, attempted murder, and use of a handgun in the incident.

    A Prince George's County judge sentenced former Mt. Rainier Police Department Officer Gene Gillette to a 20-year sentence, with 10 years suspended.

    Police charged Gillette last July with 12 felony counts, including attempted murder, sexual assault and false imprisonment.

    Gillette lured a 20-year-old victim to his home last July, promising there would be girls there and they’d make pornographic movies, investigators said.

    But when the victim entered Gillette’s home, there was no one else there, police said.

    Instead, Gillette allegedly gave the victim alcohol and touched him inappropriately, attempting to get the victim to perform sexual acts on him, police said.

    Gillette pistol-whipped and shot the victim twice with his service weapon when the victim tried to get away, police said.

    If Gillette is found guilty of another crime after serving his 10-year sentence, he will have to serve the 10 suspended years.

    Gillette, who was named 2009 Officer of the Year in Mt. Rainer, pleaded guilty in 2011 to attempted sex offense, attempted murder and use of a handgun in the incident.