Officer arrested on sexual battery, false imprisonment charges
[trib_ndn vid=25605627] SAN DIEGO – A San Diego Police officer was booked in jail Sunday afternoon on charges of false imprisonment and sexual battery, officials said.
Patrolman Christopher Hays, a four-year member of San Diego Police Department, turned himself into authorities around 1 p.m. following the announcement of an investigation into his alleged behavior while on duty, Police Chief William Lansdowne said.
Hays faces several charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment with violence, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
“I’m always distressed when something like this happens,” said San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne.
He was being held on $130,000 bail and he bailed out of jail the same day.
Hays is accused of groping four women while detaining them for various reasons on separate occasions last year, SDPD officials said Thursday. Since the initial report, two additional women have come forward.
The first allegation arose in late December…
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