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Bellingham Girl Scout volunteer sentenced for sex abuse

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 BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A man who worked as a Girl Scout camp volunteer in Bellingham has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually abusing a teenager and asking a second girl to text him explicit photos of herself.
    
The Bellingham Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1z6vaWC ) Andre Acosta-Ruiz was charged in 2012 and is now 20 years old.
    
A judge approved a plea deal and Acosta-Ruiz was transferred Tuesday to prison.
    
A spokeswoman for Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Kate Dabe, says it's doing everything it can to safeguard the well-being of girls.
    
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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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