The Latest: Retiree charged in California police sex scandal

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Posted: Nov 04, 2016 3:41 PM

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a Northern California police sex scandal (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

A Northern California prosecutor says he will charge an elderly, retired police captain with a misdemeanor prostitution count, but said he found no other criminal conduct within his jurisdiction in a wide-ranging police sexual misconduct case involving more than two dozen officers.

The Contra Costa County district attorney said Friday that sexual encounters between a teenage prostitute and several officers in his county were consensual and didn't involve the exchange of money or explicit promises of help.

The district attorney in neighboring Alameda County last month said she would charge seven current and former officers implicated in the scandal and said there appeared to be evidence of criminal conduct in Contra Costa County. But on Friday, Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson said none was found after reviewing 19 separate interviews conducted by six law enforcement agencies amounting to 24 hours of recordings of the teen.

Peterson declined to name the retired Oakland Police captain until the man is formally charged next week. Peterson said the retired captain is in his 80s.

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12:05 a.m.

A Northern California district attorney's office plans to announce the results of an investigation of several police officers implicated in a sex scandal involving the teenage daughter of a dispatcher.

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's office has scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Friday. The office provided no further details and didn't return phone calls seeking additional comment.

The 19-year-old woman has filed legal actions against several Northern California cities and police departments, saying she was sexually exploited by more than two dozen officers while she worked as a prostitute. The cities have yet to respond to the claims, which are precursors to lawsuits.