New York police officer arrested after sleeping with women while on duty

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By: Devansh Dutt 

Instead of doing what the public has paid him to do, he was busy sleeping with his girlfriends, according to court proceedings.

A married New York police officer, who allegedly spent the nights in bed with his girlfriends along with his marked patrol car in the driveway while he was supposed to be on patrol, pleaded not guilty this week to nearly 100 charges of misconduct.

Former Nassau County police officer Mike Tedesco, has been arraigned on a 109 count indictment citing a GPS tracking device, showing that he was actually sleeping around with two different women.

State Supreme Court Judge Anthony Marano, set bail at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash. Tedesco, 43, made ​​no comment as he was led to the district attorney's office this morning after his arrest.

"Ultimately, it all amounts to a lapse in judgment and not a crime," his lawyer, Aida Leisenring, said.

The charges include 80 counts of official misconduct, 25 counts of falsifying business records and four counts of tampering with business records. He faces seven years in prison if convicted.

Tedesco’s wife, Sharon, was in court today to support her husband. Tedesco was in the force for 17 years. Before that, Tedesco was an NYPD Housing officer for about four years.