5th accuser accuses San Diego Sheriff's deputy of inappropriate behavior

Posted at 8:32 PM, Nov 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A fifth woman has come forward claiming Deputy Richard Fischer made unwanted sexual advances.

The woman's attorney Dan Gilleon told 10News that in early October, near the entryway of the 64-year-old woman's condo, Fischer took her report for a domestic violence incident and then made his move.

"He told her she was attractive and hugged her without her consent.  He squeezed both her buttocks and then pulled her hand down to his groin area," said Gilleon.

Since early November, a total of 5 women have come forward accusing Fischer of inappropriate behavior, including groping and fondling.

Gilleon claims Fischer should have been taken out of the field before the October incident.  Gilleon provided 10news with a complaint he says one of the accusers claims mailed to the sheriff's department in 2016. According to Gilleon, another accuser emailed, phoned and even complained to Fischer's supervisor after an August 2017 incident.

A sheriff's department spokesperson sent 10news this statement:

"The department placed Mr. Fischer on an administrative assignment and initiated concurrent administrative and criminal investigations immediately upon notification by the first complainant. Mr. Fischer is currently on administrative leave while the department conducts a thorough investigation of each complaint. The department is prohibited by law from releasing specific details of the investigation. However, any allegations of this nature are taken very seriously and the department will take the appropriate actions at the conclusion of the investigation."

Gilleon says a claim in the most recent case will be filed Friday and by the end of next week, two claims and 3 lawsuits will have been filed in the case.