Cop Watch

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Police officer sentenced for sexually molesting his 11-month-old daughter

In imposing the sentence on Stephen Gallagher at the Hall of Justice in San Jose, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Ronald T. Lisk chose a middle ground between the 10-year sentence sought by the girl's mother and the prosecutor, and the probation request by defense attorney Daniel Jensen.

The girl's mother told the prosecutor she was glad Gallagher was going to jail, but still believed he should have gotten the maximum, Gibbons-Shapiro said. She agreed with the prosecutor, who argued for the full 10 years because of the ``disgusting and horrendous nature of the crime with this 11-month-old-baby.''