Officer accused of groping handcuffed woman avoids jail time

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 ( ) 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,