May 7, 2013 7:30 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - A former Modesto police officer initially charged with sexual assault after being accused of forcing a prostitute to have sex with him while on duty has avoided any additional jail time after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.
After pleading no contest to misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution and petty theft for having sex with the 37-year-old woman while on duty, Lee Freddie Gaines II on Friday was sentenced to time served.
He'll also be on probation for 30 days and will have to pay the city $32.57 in restitution for taking an hour of his work time while having sex with the woman.
Prosecutors say they dropped the sexual assault charges because there was insufficient evidence and the woman - who has admitted to working as a prostitute - changed her version of the events.
Gaines has said the sex was consensual.
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