A former Paso Robles police sergeant accused of raping a woman while on duty will not face charges.
“We have concluded that no reasonable jury or judge would conclude after seeing all of the evidence, that Christopher McGuire was guilty of the crimes that have been alleged against him,” Dan Dow, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney, announced during a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
“The complainant alleged that Christopher McGuire sexually abused her on multiple occasions, over roughly a three month period: from December 2017 to roughly March 2018,” explained assistant D.A, Eric Dobroth.
During the five-month investigation, authorities interviewed two dozen witnesses and collected evidence, including biological forensic evidence.
The D.A’s Office said the evidence confirmed McGuire and his accuser had engaged in sexual relations. However, it did not prove they were non-consensual.
“We are firmly convinced that the evidence does not even come close to proving beyond a reasonable doubt of guilt of forcible sex crime,” Dow declared.
McGuire had been on paid administrative leave since May 2018, when the investigation began. He later resigned on October 1st, 2018.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office investigated McGuire for at least three months before handing over the case to the District Attorney’s Office for review.
McGuire served with the Paso Robles Police Department since 2012.