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Ex-cop convicted of sexual assault will remain in prison

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A judge ruled that former San Diego police officer, Anthony Arevalos, will not be released from prison early after a swift decision in court.

"The people's request to stay the order has been granted and the defense's request to release on own recognizance is denied," said San Diego Superior Court Judge, Jeffrey Fraser.

Arevalos is currently serving nine years in prison. He was not in court Thursday.

A judge denied release on his own recognizance and did not want to begin a re-sentencing or re-trial involving previous witnesses.

The ex-officer was convicted in November 2011 of felony and misdemeanor charges involving five women, including multiple counts of sexual battery by restraint, asking for a bribe and assault and battery by a police officer. He was acquitted of other serious charges involving two other women.

He is currently serving a nearly nine-year prison sentence for the incidents, which occurred during traffic stops in the Gaslamp District.

Other serious charges were thrown out involving two other women.

There were two counts in question including sexual battery by restraint and assault and battery by a peace officer. Arevalos was given three years on the sexual battery conviction and a consecutive eight months for assault and battery.

His appeals attorney argued that a handwritten note from "Jane Doe" never detailed Arevalos actually touching her private female areas.

However, ultimately, the judge quickly rejected his early release from prison.

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