A former Kern County probation officer was sentenced to time served after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor assault charges Wednesday.

Reyes Soberon Jr. had previously faced lifetime sex offender registration after accepting a plea agreement in 2016 in which he pleaded no contest to more serious charges.

His new attorney, Jared Thompson, reviewed the case, and Soberon withdrew his plea. Under the new plea deal, Soberon will not have to register as a sex offender and did not plead to a felony. There were multiple alleged victims. 

"All these women had some serious credibility issues and zero corroboration for the accusations they made," Thompson said. 

Soberon was originally charged with sexual battery, a felony, as well as four misdemeanors. He was a Kern County probation officer at the time of the alleged offenses. 

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