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Cop admits on-duty sex with hooker

March 27, 2009 9:43:20 AM PDT
An Egg Harbor Township police officer has admitted having sex with a prostitute in a motel room while on duty and in uniform. Patrolman Richard Cavanaugh pleaded guilty Friday to official misconduct and resigned from the force.

Cavanaugh admitted driving to a motel just outside Atlantic City in December 2007 in his marked patrol car. He said he had a prostitute perform a sex act on him.

Prosecutors will recommend probation when he is sentenced in May.

Cavanaugh must forfeit the pension he accrued in his 23-year career. He's also barred from ever holding public employment in New Jersey.

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