Former Denver Police Officer Sentenced on Sex Charges

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DENVER (AP) -- A former Denver police officer disciplined for an erroneous warrant that led to a deadly no-knock raid has been sentenced in an unrelated sex case.

Joseph Bini will have to register as a sex offender and will be on intensive supervised probation for two years. He was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to paying two teenage girls $20 to have sex in front of him last May and then touching one of the girls.

Bini was the officer who signed a no-knock drug warrant in 1999 that led to a fatal police shooting of the resident. Police later said the warrant was for the wrong house.

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