A jury has found the former Windermere police chief, who was fired for covering up a sex battery case involving a friend, guilty of perjury on Wednesday.
Daniel Saylor, 46, was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of perjury. He was arrested in March 2013 on one charge of perjury for providing false testimony during the Scott Bush trial, according to deputies.
Saylor faced one year of jail time in 2011 after a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation accused him of halting a child-sex investigation into Bush and urging one of his officers to destroy records.
Saylor was fired from his job and lost his police certification. Bush was convicted of sexual battery, lewd or lascivious molestation and battery.
Saylor, who pleaded no contest in 2011 of official misconduct, faced up to 15 years in prison.