Saturday, February 11, 2012
Ex-San Diego police officer sentenced for demanding sexual favors
A tearful former San Diego police officer was sentenced Friday to eight years and eight months in prison for his conviction on 12 counts of demanding sexual favors from seven women after traffic stops.
Anthony Arevalos, 41, was convicted in November of stopping women, often in downtown San Diego, for traffic offenses and then offering to let them go if they would engage in sexual contact. An 18-year veteran of the department, he was fired after the charges were filed.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Fraser refused Arevalos' request to grant him probation so he could remain with his children. He wept as he apologized to his victims, his family and the police department.