Son of San Diego police captain faces misdemeanor charges

Alex Guaderrama accused of sexual battery

SAN DIEGO - The son of a San Diego Police Department captain faces seven misdemeanor charges stemming from an alcohol-fueled incident in Pacific Beach.

Alex Guaderrama, the 23-year-old son of SDPD Capt. Manny Guaderrama, is accused of groping two women, punching another in the face and smashing a car window on Aug. 21, according to the San Diego City Attorney's Office.

Guaderrama, of Alpine, was charged with four counts of sexual battery, one count of assault with force, one count of battery and one count of vandalism, the City Attorney's Office said. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Guaderrama allegedly fondled and grabbed two young women while waiting in line at a Mexican restaurant in the 1100 block of Garnet Avenue, then hit a friend of theirs in the face when she protested. He then broke out the window of a nearby parked car, slashing his hand in the process, SDPD public affairs Lt. Andra Brown said.

Guaderrama's blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.17 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving.

Following the incident, 10News learned Guaderrama was taken by police officers to a hospital to be treated for injuries to his hand. He was not arrested and was later turned over to his mother.

An SDPD employee questioned the department's handling of the incident, telling U-T San Diego, "This is embarrassing. It shouldn't have happened … It's absurd to think four people could be abused like this by a guy who's the captain's son and he gets away with it."

Officers told the newspaper's The Watchdog that Guaderrama boasted to everyone within earshot that his father was a top department official. They said his blood-alcohol measured 0.17 percent.

"We've got four misdemeanors and four victims," an officer told The Watchdog. "There's no doubt that he got special treatment. They knew who he was."

A court date for Gauderrama has not been set.

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