HARRISBURG (AP) _ A former Pennsylvania state trooper is going to prison for about eight years after being sentenced for his role in tipping off a prostitution ring that operated at truck stops.

Kevin Judas Coleman Sr. of Harrisburg was sentenced Friday in federal court for obstructing and impeding the due administration of justice.

The 42-year-old had been assigned to patrol the Gables Truck Stop in Harrisburg.

Prosecutors say he warned those involved in prostitution about undercover work, wiretaps, sweeps and arrests in exchange for sexual favors.

His sentence is 97 months, along with a fine and two years of probation.

Coleman's lawyer Royce Morris didn't immediately return a phone message late Friday.

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