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Ex-police chief sentenced for indecent exposure in Hanover County

Posted at 2:48 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 17:14:01-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A former police chief convicted of two counts of indecent exposure in Hanover County was sentenced Friday to one month in jail.

Chad Tearne will be allowed to serve that time on weekends.

The 42-year-old will also be on probation for no more than two years and is banned from the shopping center where police said he committed lewd acts.

Investigators said the incident happened on Oct. 6, 2017  in the parking lot of a grocery story in the 9300 block of Atlee Road.

Chad Tearne

Chad Tearne

Deputies said their investigation led them Tearne after they set up surveillance.

Tearne, who was working as the chief of police for the Defense Logistics Agency in Chesterfield, resigned following his conviction.