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D.A. won't pursue rape charge against ex-San Diego police officer

August 5, 2011 | 12:53 pm

The San Diego County district attorney's office has decided not to file charges against a former San Diego police officer accused of rape by an 18-year-old college student.

Prosecutors did not believe a rape charge against former Officer Arthur Perea could be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, a district attorney's spokeswoman said Friday.

Perea, 42, an 18-year veteran of the Police Department, resigned in March, just weeks after the Point Loma Nazarene University student told El Cajon police that he had raped her.

Perea was one of several officers linked to scandal in recent months, prompting the police chief to institute a hotline that residents can use to report misconduct involving officers.


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