Former TPD officer expected to appear in Superior Court

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Benjamin Gaballa expected in Pima County Superior Court today.

He is accused of sexual assault and fraud.  Tucson Police are reporting a woman Gaballa arrested claims he had inappropriate contact with her.

Gaballa also faces felony fraud charges from another case.  In the fraud case investigators say Gaballa falsified an official police report that he misrepresented facts to his supervisor and mishandled evidence.

Tucson Police states that Gaballa was fired in August 2013 after only one year on the job.

His trial date has been set for April 15.

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