Swaim's case moves forward

Swaim's case moves forward


El Centro, CA- A judge finds there is enough evidence against the former California Highway Patrol Lieutenant accused of sexual misconduct to proceed further with the case.

Former CHP Lieutenant John Swaim was present in the El Centro Court House this morning for preliminary examination.      

He is accused of sexual misconduct with two females nearly a decade ago.      

Jorge Cabanillas took the stand today, he is the investigator with the South County Criminal Investigations who initially responded to the complaint given by the two females in August.      

The two females claim they were both molested by Swaim during their adolescence. But two months later one of the females told investigators she and the other victim made up the story.      

After nearly two hours of testimony and cross examination, the honorable Judge Christopher Plourd found there was enough evidence to suggest that the recount made by one of the females was not credible. 

Judge Plourd said there is enough evidence to suggest Swaim is guilty and the arraignment can continue. 

Swaim's arraignment is scheduled to take place next month at the Superior Court in el Centro.

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