DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A former Daytona Beach police officer won't face prison time after pleading no contest to charges of groping a handcuffed woman.
A judge on Tuesday ordered 23-year-old Larry Leon Jones to serve two years of probation after he agreed a pre-trial agreement with prosecutors. He's also required to surrender his law enforcement certificate and cannot work in law enforcement in the future.
State Attorney's Office spokesman Spencer Hathaway says a felony charge of falsifying records will be dismissed if Jones successfully completes the program.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/21VPoRz ) reports Jones was a probationary officer when the incident occurred in February 2015. A woman who had been arrested and placed in Jones' patrol car told police he stopped on the way to police headquarters and groped her.
Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com