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Ex-San Diego officer released after serving 5 months in sex assault case
Ex-San Diego officer released after serving 5 months in sex assault case

A former San Diego police officer was released from jail Monday after serving five months of a one-year sentence for sexually assaulting women while on duty. Christopher Hays, 30, left the downtown jail at 6:51 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. No explanation for his release was offered. Hays, an officer for four years, resigned after his arrest last year. In September, he pleaded guilty to one count of felony false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor assault and battery under color of authority. The charges involved touching women inappropriately and for sexual gratification during pat-downs. The maximum sentence was five years, but Superior...

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