Retired cop gets jail, probation in battery of 9-year-old girl

A retired Chicago Police sergeant was sentenced to two months in Cook County Jail and two years of sex-offender probation Wednesday for a battery case involving a 9-year-old girl.
Judge Charles Burns found Dennis Barnes guilty of the misdemeanor during a bench trial in January.
Barnes was assigned to the Wentworth District at the time of the Aug. 9, 2014, incident.
Barnes was originally accused of kissing and fondling the girl — a co-worker’s daughter — and then threatening his colleague when he was confronted about his alleged activities.
“I felt entirely responsible for allowing this . . . child molester into our home,”

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