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Authorities: Officer shoots self after admitting molestation

TISHOMINGO, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say an officer killed himself after admitting he molested a teenager.

The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2nOZLLy ) reports that 53-year-old Russ Robinson made the admission after he was questioned by authorities about molesting a 17-year-old boy. Police say he had flashed his headlights and pulled the teen over. Robinson was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his home near Iuka on March 24.

Robinson left the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department after a new sheriff was elected in 2015 and began working at the Tishomingo Police Department. Robinson was still working for the police department at the time of his death.

Authorities are continuing to investigate. They seized the computer Robinson used.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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