Former New Mexico police chief won’t serve jail time after conviction

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DEXTER, N.M. (KRQE) – The former Dexter Police Chief who was convicted of sexually harassing women while on duty will not serve any jail time.

Mario Contreras was arrested for stalking and battery charges and was eventually fired from the force, after several women in the community came forward saying he asked them for pictures and videos.

One woman even recorded an interaction with Contreras where he asked for a kiss which launched the investigation. It only took a day for the jury to find him guilty back in May and he was sentenced to 30 days in jail and a year probation.

But according to the Roswell Daily Record, Contreras appealed his convictions and then made a deal with prosecutors. Under the agreement, Contreras will serve no jail time if he successfully completes his one-year probation.

He also agreed to surrender his law enforcement certification in New Mexico. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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