A San Diego police captain’s son has pleaded guilty to several charges, including two counts of battery and one count of assault, the San Diego Office of the City Attorney confirmed.
Alex Guaderrama, 23 – son of Northwestern Division Capt. Manny Guaderrama – is accused of groping two women and punching a third woman in the face during a late-night altercation near a Pacific Beach taco shop on Garnet Avenue last August.
Investigators say Guaderrama also broke a car window with his hand and left the scene following the incident. He returned a short time later to face police and admitted he had been drinking.
Guaderrama was not arrested the night of the incident. Instead, officials filed a “notify warrant” to the City Attorney’s office, which detectives said is normal protocol.
He was charged with four counts of sexual battery, one count of assault with force, one count of battery pursuant and one count of vandalism.
In October, Guaderrama was booked and released after pleading not guilty to the seven felony charges, including sexual battery.
At that time, a judge ordered Guaderrama to submit to an alcohol detection bracelet and placed protective orders on all of his alleged victims.
On Monday, the police captain’s son appeared in court again and pleaded guilty to two counts of battery, one count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and one count of vandalism causing damage over $400, the Office of the City Attorney said.
As a result, Guaderrama has been sentenced to three years of probation.
Conditions of his probation include an order to obey all laws and refrain from the use of alcohol and drugs for the three-year term of his probation.
He must also wear an alcohol detection bracelet for an additional 180 days, on top of the time he’s already spent wearing the device.
Guaderrama has also been ordered to 50 days of public service. He was fined and the court retained jurisdiction to issue further orders for victim restitution.
In addition, a criminal protective order remains in place for each of Guaderrama’s victims that requires him to stay away from them, their homes, their vehicles or places of employment.