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Mesa police officer enters plea in sexual assaults, fired from police force

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    A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted a Mesa Police officer on sexual abuse and child molestation charges.Officer Justin Cherry is a thirteen year veteran of the Mesa Police Department. Accusations of his misconduct surfaced in August of 2013.

PHOENIX (AP) - A Mesa police officer accused of sexually assaulting female suspects while they were in custody has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Justin Cherry entered the plea Thursday morning in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.

A grand jury indicted Cherry last week on two counts of sexual assault and one count of molestation.

Police say allegations of officer misconduct by Cherry were initially reported in August 2013. Three victims accuse Cherry of touching them during searches.

A 13-year veteran of the Mesa police, Cherry has been on administrative leave since the start of the investigation.

He turned himself into police Friday. The agency also terminated Cherry's employment.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 19.

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