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A former Stockton police sergeant was arrested on Wednesday and accused of multiple sexual assaults. Nicholas Bloed’s arrest comes after complaints from three different women were lodged accusing him of unwanted sexual advances and sexual assault. All three women have filed charges against Bloed and have sued the city.

According to CBS News, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office has filed a total of 15 charges against Bloed that include assault, rape, sodomy by force, and oral copulation by use of force. Many of his charges were notably stated to have been allegedly committed while on duty. In a statement, the Stockton Police Officer’s Association expressed their disappointment after learning of Bloed’s arrest. Three women came forward alleging sexual misconduct claims against Bloed that took place in the Spring of this year.

The female complainants claimed the officer abused his power to take advantage of them. One woman alleged that Bloed pulled her vehicle over and later made her pose for photos and engaged in unprotected sex with her. The other women also accused him of rape. Based on charging documents, Bloed is facing various criminal charges he had inflicted on eight victims.

"The charges and allegations against him, if proven true, are abhorrent and reprehensible. These accusations in no way reflect the high standards and values of this Association and the profession of law enforcement," the statement said.

In May, Bloed was placed on administrative leave and has not been reporting for duty since October. The police department has reserved its right not to disclose the results of the investigation or comment on Bloed’s arrest. nor provided details if the erring officer had been fired. Legal representative for Bloed, Allen Sawyer said his client resigned from his job after committing crimes brought on by what he described as a “lapse in judgment”. Bloed is currently being held at the San Joaquin County Jail with his bail set at $4,160,000. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday this week.

Dan Gilleon, the lawyer representing the three women said any officials within the police department who are found to have ignored any knowledge of the accusations against Bloed should get sacked.

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