(San Diego, CA) -- The former mayor of San Diego is pleading guilty to charges linked to sexual harassment claims. Bob Filner took a plea deal todayand is pleading guilty to a felony charge of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.
The former mayor of San Diego is facing potential prison time after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the harassment of several women while he was in office. Bob Filner took a plea deal today and has pled guilty to a felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery in connection with three separate incidents of harassment. He faces up to three years in prison when he is sentenced on December 9th.
Prosecutors say Filner violated the personal liberties of one woman at a fundraising event back in March by grabbing onto her and holding her against her will. In addition, he is accused of using force to kiss a second victim on the lips at a "Meet the Mayor" event in April, and of grabbing the buttocks of a third victim during a photo-op in May.
He also pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts of battery. Filner resigned in August after several accusations of sexual misconduct.