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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Prince George's County police officer convicted of assaulting a Suitland High School student will likely spend two months under house arrest.

Officer Charles Pickard was sentenced Thursday to two years, suspend all but 60 days, for striking the student. Pickard has the option of serving his sentence on home detention.

In November 2013 while working as a school resource officer at Suitland, Pickard got into an altercation with a Suitland student while on school grounds. During the encounter, Pickard punched the student and placed him under arrest.

Pickard was convicted of second degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment in May for hitting the student.

In addition to the 60 day sentence, Pickard will have to perform 100 hours of community service and spend three years on supervised probation. Pickard was ordered to turn himself in for his sentence on July 14th.

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