GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - The attorney for a former police officer convicted on a sex charge did not agree with the sentence handed down by the judge and appealed it.
Owen Ockman Jr., a former officer in Sorrento and Gonzales, was given a five-year prison sentence for indecent behavior with a juvenile. He faced up to seven years in jail.
After his attorney appealed the sentence, the judge set an appeal bond at $125,000. He had been free on $75,000 bond since being found guilty on Aug. 20, 2015.
The 35-year-old molested a teen girl for four years while she was in high school and he was a police officer.
The jury took a little more than two hours to reach the guilty verdict.
The trial lasted two days. Prosecutors and defense attorneys called several witnesses, including the victim and Ockman.