Sunday, December 6, 2009

Groping police officer pleads no contest to sexual abuse of women

A former San Leandro police officer has plead no contest to two counts of false imprisonment - a felony and a misdemeanor count - for groping two women while on the job. Forty-five year old Greg Cannedy was sentenced to 6 months home detention and 18 months probation by Judge Kevin Murphy of Alameda County Superior Court.

The misdemeanor charge came in the case of Jennifer Acuna, who Cannady abused while she was in her kitchen back in September 2006. He leaned over her body, began to kiss her, then put his hand over her crotch. The felony charge came after Cannady repeatedly showed up at Starlah Burke's house between May and December 2005, asking for sex, culminating with the groping of Burke during a traffic stop. Acuna and Burke were awarded damages of over $90,000 by the city of San Leandro.

Cannedy's attorney Michael Rains said that he believed that the allegations against Burks had no merit.

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