Ex-GOP organizer gets 90 days for sex battery

Ex-GOP organizer gets 90 days for sex battery

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A former Utah Republican Party organizer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after he pleaded no contest to three sexual battery charges in the groping of three women nearly six years ago.

Third District Judge Ann Boyden also ordered 56-year-old Ozwald Balfour of South Jordan to undergo a psychosexual evaluation.

Balfour founded the Utah Republican Black Assembly in 2003. He was hosting a current affairs program on a Salt Lake City radio station at the time he was arrested in 2005.

The women said he grabbed their breasts over their clothing, or tried to, during interviews for acting jobs at Balfour's media production office.

One victim testified in court Friday that she wished he'd be jailed longer but was glad he'd be locked up over the holidays.


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