Officer gets 25 years for sex assault

January 18, 2008 2:14:11 PM PST
A judge sentenced a Chicago Police sergeant to 25 years in prison Friday for sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty.

John Herman cried in the courtroom Friday as he learned his punishment. Judge Joseph Claps found him guilty of sexual assault and official misconduct.

Prosecutors say Herman was on patrol in 2004 when he assaulted a woman in her home on Chicago's South Side.

Herman had testified the sex was consensual. He is a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.