MODESTO, CA - A former Modesto police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman walked out of court a free man on Friday after accepting a plea deal.
Lee Freddie Gaines II was arrested in March 2012 after a woman accused of him of handcuffing her and forcible oral copulation, Modesto police said.
The investigation into Gaines began on Jan. 8, 2012 after the department received a report of the alleged crime. The victim said the alleged crimes were committed while Gaines, a uniformed officer, was on the job. Police said Gaines was placed on administrative leave after the report was filed and then terminated in February 2012.