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Missing Detective Accused Of Sex Assault Appears For Court Hearing

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A missing sheriff's detective accused of sexual assault has returned home after spending the night sleeping in a neighbor's backyard.

Thomas Sadler's wife reported him missing after he failed to return home from a walk Wednesday afternoon.

Crews looked for Sadler until 11 p.m. yesterday, when the search was suspended.

The veteran detective is accused of sexually assaulting a prostitute in Mission Valley while on duty. His preliminary hearing was scheduled this morning.

Sadler has attempted suicide before. He's scheduled to be back in court in May.

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