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Ex-San Diego deputy Richard Fischer released from jail after pleading guilty in sex misconduct case

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Posted at 6:35 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 21:46:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Former San Diego deputy Richard Fischer has been released from jail months after being sentenced to nearly four years in jail after pleading guilty to multiple assault charges.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Fischer was released earlier in May on custody credits.

"On May 15, 2020 the San Diego County Sheriff's Department received an order from the Superior Court setting forth the custody credits for Richard Fischer," the department said.

Fischer was sentenced to 44 months in jail in December of 2019, followed by 16 months of post-release supervision after pleading guilty to four felony counts of assault under the color of authority, two misdemeanor counts of assault under the color of authority, and one misdemeanor count of false imprisonment.

The charges stemmed from attacks on 16 women, City News Service previously reported. Fischer was accused of assaulting women while on duty between 2015 and 2017. The victims said Fischer groped, hugged or tried to kiss them.

Fischer originally faced 20 felony and misdemeanor charges.

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City News Service contributed to this report.