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Officer Charged With Lewdness

Officer Charged With Lewdness

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake City police officer has been charged with lewdness for allegedly fondling himself in front of employees at a beauty supply store.

Cameron Cafferty, a six-year veteran patrolman, remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.

An employee at West Coast Beauty Supply identified Cafferty as the man who exposed himself on Nov. 12, 2003, twice before leaving the store.

The woman filed another report with the sheriff's office in February, saying she saw the same man staring at her from outside the store.

On Nov. 13, the man allegedly returned fondling himself through his clothes.

Deputies responded to the scene and detained Cafferty but did not arrest him.

Cafferty, who also works part time for the University of Utah's police force, has denied the claim saying it is a case of mistaken identity.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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