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Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced for harassment

5:35 PM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologized for his behavior amid accusations of sexual harassment
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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has apologized to his family, his staff and supporters, the people of San Diego, and the women he says he hurt and offended.

Filner was sentenced today to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego.

Nearly 20 women have publicly identified themselves as targets of Filner's unwanted advances, including kissing, groping and requests for dates. His accusers include a retired Navy rear admiral, a San Diego State University dean and a great-grandmother who volunteers answering senior citizens' questions at City Hall.

The former 10-term congressman was barely in the mayor's office a year before the allegations began to surface.

A judge today granted the sentencing recommendation from prosecutors in a plea agreement with Filner.

Prosecutors say victims in the criminal complaint did not want to address the court.


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