Monday, December 9, 2013

CA - Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner faces sentencing Monday for kissing, grabbing women

Bob Filner
Bob Filner
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He should be in prison and on the registry just like the average citizen who did the same! But as usual, that won't happen because he's a politician!


By David Simpson

(CNN) - Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will be sentenced Monday for kissing or grabbing three women at campaign events or City Hall, once with enough force to qualify as a felony.

Filner, 71, will not serve prison time under a deal with prosecutors announced when he pleaded guilty in October.

The plea deal calls for three months of home confinement, three years of probation and mandatory mental health treatment. Fines, court fees and restitution are to be added Monday.

The deal includes a felony false imprisonment charge and two misdemeanor battery charges.

The felony charge said Filner used force to restrain a woman at a fund-raising event March 6. The misdemeanor charges say he kissed a woman on the lips without her consent at City Hall on April 6 and grabbed a woman's buttock after she asked to take to have her picture taken with him at a rally May 25.

Filner was elected mayor in November 2012 after serving in Congress for 20 years.

This year, 19 women accused him of offensive behavior during his tenure as mayor and as a congressman.

After veering between contrition and defiance, he resigned August 30. He offered a "deep apology" but also said he was the victim of the "hysteria of a lynch mob."

Under the deal announced in October, Filner would be prohibited from ever seeking or holding public office again, the attorney general's office said. Filner also would not be able to vote, serve on a jury or own a firearm while on probation.

Filner also will have to give up pension credit for his time in the mayor's office after March 6, the date of the first offense.


Joe Sanders said...

He needs to be in prison and on the sex offender registry just like any other public citizen who did the same!

Sex Offender Issues said...


Mark said...

"After veering between contrition and defiance, he resigned August 30. He offered a "deep apology" but also said he was the victim of the "hysteria of a lynch mob."" Good ol Bob will go on the usual "apology" tour, and after a short time, all will be forgiven for a man who just got "beside himself" at his age. Yet, let other non-public offenders go on an apology tour, and everyone wants to hang them by their. . . . and will if given the chance. No doubt that Bob has also been hit with the hysteria of a lynch mob and now realizes what it is like when he signed enactments destroying non-public offenders. What goes around, comes around.

Mark said...

I guess that Linwood Barnhill needed some extra money for the holidays.