A man appealing his conviction of of accepting sexual favors in lieu of half of a bail bond had his hearings continued Friday, but may be facing a possible violation of probation.
Judge Daniel B. Proud noted that the hearing was meant to check the status of the appeal. He noted the sentencing was done in April — 120 days straight time in jail reduced to 60 days pending completion of probation — and that an opening brief had been filed on Sept. 25.
Prosecutor Trish Kelliher said the case had “erroneously been sent to the 3rd District Court (of Appeals) like a felony case” but, being that it was a misdemeanor case, was sent back. Still, the case was on schedule, she said.
She then noted that Waters had been arrested “in the last few days” on a similar crime — allegedly soliciting prostitution. It was possible they would be back sooner than whatever date the status check hearing was set for in order to hold a violation of probation hearing, she said.
With briefs concerning the appeal due on Nov. 14, Proud scheduled a new hearing for Dec. 13 at 8:30 a.m.
Sacramento County records indicate that a case with Waters as the defendant was dismissed after a conviction in 1995 on a solicitation of prostitution charge. The trial on the current case concluded in January.