Former Phoenix police officer accused of sex with teen pleads not guilty

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Justin Francis Laclere By Mike Gertzman Justin Francis Laclere By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- A former Phoenix police officer accused of having sex with an underage girl who wanted to get pregnant has pleaded not guilty.
 
Justin Francis Laclere of Gilbert faces of one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and one count of sexual conduct with a minor.
 
He's accused of having sex with the 17-year-old girl at her family's home while they were away.
 
Police say Laclere replied to a post the girl made on cellphone app that allows users to anonymously share photos with text.

The seven-year Phoenix police veteran resigned from the department after his arrest.