Former Colorado officer pleads guilty to attempted assault – The Denver Post


PUEBLO, Colo. — A former police officer in southern Colorado has been sentenced to more than a year in jail after pleading guilty to attempted sexual assault.

Former Pueblo Police Cpl. Benjamin Candelaria also pleaded guilty to official misconduct and must register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors dismissed a felony sexual assault charge as part of a plea agreement with Candelaria, who is 48.

Candelaria was arrested in November 2016 after a woman reported that he assaulted her after she called for help in a domestic violence case. According to the Pueblo Chieftain , the police department put Candelaria on leave after his arrest and he resigned a month later.

Source : Denver Post