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Ex-San Diego police officer convicted of on-duty sex counts

November 17, 2011 |  4:37 pm

Photo: Anthony Arevalos. Credit: Fox5-San Diego

A former San Diego police officer was convicted Thursday on multiple counts of demanding sexual favors from women after stopping them for drunk driving and other traffic offenses.

Anthony Arevalos, 41, an 18-year veteran of the Police Department, was fired after the allegations surfaced this year.

Arevalos demanded that women bare their breasts or allow him to touch their genitals in exchange for not writing them a ticket, according to testimony during the trial in San Diego County Superior Court. Seven women testified that they had been victimized.

Arevalos did not testify. The jury deliberated for four days. The jury found him guilty on nine counts and not guilty on 12 counts.

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Photo: Anthony Arevalos. Credit: Fox5-San Diego

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