Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who left office in a scandal over allegations of sexual harassment, has been charged with one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery, San Diego Superior Court officials said Tuesday.
The charges, filed by the state attorney general’s office, relate to three alleged victims, identified as Jane Doe 1, 2 and 3.
A hearing is set for 10 a.m. in Superior Court.
Update: Filner has pled guilty on all charges. As part of a plea deal, he now faces three months of home confinement and three years of probation after his house arrest ends. Filner also agreed to mental health treatment, the length/scope of which will be decided by a mental health professional, and to forfeit his pension for a six-month period.
14:01 // 1 month ago
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed bills that will ease the state’s sale of potentially hundreds of surplus homes in Los Angeles County, outlaw an Internet trend known as “revenge porn” and help the state implement the Affordable Care Act.
Under the bill by Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), those convicted of illegally distributing private images with the intent to harass or annoy face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
"Until now, there was no tool for law enforcement to protect victims," Cannella said. "Too many have had their lives upended because of an action of another that they trusted." SB 255 takes effect immediately.
Definitely a step in the right direction, though some legislation at the national level still seems vital in combating the regularity with which people fall victim to “revenge porn” websites.
14:12 // 2 months ago