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First woman to complain that deputy fondled her tells story

Deputy accused now by three women
Posted: 6:20 PM, Nov 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-15 03:44:29Z

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) - A San Marcos woman is speaking out for the first time about her $6,000,000 claim against San Diego County.

She told 10News that two sheriff's deputies knocked on her door in the middle of the night last August for a welfare check.  There was no problem and they left but she said Deputy Richard Fischer returned alone an hour later, saying he needed to use her restroom; then told her she was cute and hugged her, several times.

"It wasn't an okay hug.  I was stunned, shocked.  It was very fast and confusing."

She resisted. "Yeah, I felt very vulnerable, intimidated, felt weak. I felt little.  It's just a mess! Everything is a mess!   This is hard to do. He shouldn't have come back to my house and I don't ... everything's a mess!"

Three months later, she said she's still frightened.

"Would I open the door anymore? No. I think he's bad for law enforcement and bad for me. I think he's a bad guy!"

Dep. Fischer was placed on administrative duties after the complaint was filed.  An investigation is ongoing, now with two more women talking to investigators.

Another San Marcos woman told a similar story.  An Alpine woman said she was arrested on a questionable charge, handcuffed, and fondled while in restraints.