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Former probation officer pleads guilty to lying to FBI

March 2, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Minnesota federal probation officer under investigation for alleged sexually inappropriate conduct with women he supervised has pleaded guilty to two counts of lying to the FBI.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 55-year-old Dennis Bresnahan pleaded guilty during a hearing Friday in St. Paul. He’s accused of making false statements in 2016 when he was questioned by agents about his conduct toward two women while he was a probation officer.

Prosecutors say Bresnahan admitted to engaging in sexually inappropriate behavior and receiving one topless photograph from one of the women. Agents say he then lied about whether he had asked for additional sexual photographs and whether he had engaged in similar inappropriate sexual conduct with other probationers.

A sentencing date has not been set.