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San Diego ex-mayor booked at jail, released

By David Simpson, CNN
updated 6:15 PM EDT, Sat October 19, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Former mayor pleaded guilty to three charges involving behavior against women
  • Plea deal calls for three months of home confinement, probation and treatment
  • Resignation followed allegations by 19 women

(CNN) -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was booked at a jail Saturday morning and released a few hours later, San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Schaller said.

Filner pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony false imprisonment and two misdemeanor battery charges for his behavior against three women.

Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, he will be sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation. He will be required to undergo mental health treatment.

Businesswoman Dianne York told CNN that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner put his hands on her buttocks during this photo op after a meeting three months ago. York said there were witnesses. She said both her advisers and Filner's were in the room at the time. Click through the gallery of other women who have come forward in the case. Businesswoman Dianne York told CNN that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner put his hands on her buttocks during this photo op after a meeting three months ago. York said there were witnesses. She said both her advisers and Filner's were in the room at the time. Click through the gallery of other women who have come forward in the case.
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The felony charge said Filner used force to restrain a woman at a fund-raising event. The misdemeanor charges say he kissed a woman on the lips without her consent at City Hall and grabbed a woman's buttock at a rally.

Filner was elected mayor in November after being a congressman for 20 years. He resigned after 19 women this year accused him of offensive behavior during his tenure as mayor and as a congressman.

CNN's Janet DiGiacomo contributed to this report.

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