WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A former Pennsylvania police officer accused of molesting two young boys has been sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail.

45-year-old David Turkos was sentenced Friday after previously pleading guilty to charges of corruption of minors in June as part of a plea agreement.

Luzerne County prosecutors say the former Dupont officer sexually abused the boys starting at ages 4 and 6 from the years 2001 to 2008. Turkos was still a part-time officer when the abuse occurred. The boys testified last year that Turkos threatened to harm their pets and loved ones if they told about the abuse, and threatened them with his gun.

Turkos has been ordered to serve five years’ probation following his release. He will also be required to undergo a sex offender assessment.