Posted: May 15, 2012 8:13 PM by Associated Press
Updated: May 15, 2012 8:13 PM
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - A Contra Costa County sex crimes prosecutor who remains on paid leave after previously facing rape charges has gotten a raise for "outstanding performance."
The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bit.ly/JGV5uW) that Deputy District Attorney Michael Gressett got a retroactive raise to earn $151,238 a year in 2011, even though he already was on leave.
The 55-year-old Gressett had been indicted on 13 criminal counts alleging he had sexually assaulted a colleague in 2008.
But a judge dismissed the case last year, agreeing with defense attorneys that the state attorney general's office should have told the grand jury about the accuser's conflicting allegations, including that she previously said she was raped by a knife-wielding stranger.
Gressett has filed a legal claim against the county and the city of Martinez accusing authorities of conspiring to defame him.
Information from: Contra Costa Times, http://www.contracostatimes.com
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