The New York Daily News by BRENDAN BROSH - August 11, 2009
An NYPD captain who exposed himself in a Queens subway station while on duty got off with a slap on the wrist Monday - and his full pension. Transit Bureau Capt. Jeffrey Klimas tried to fondle a 20-year-old man in a bathroom at the Union Turnpike station in Kew Gardens in May 2008, prosecutors said. Klimas pleaded guilty to public lewdness and disorderly conduct in October 2008. Prosecutors asked for the misdemeanor lewdness charges to be dismissed after he completed a psychotherapy program and agreed to resign from the NYPD. Klimas - who started with the NYPD in 1983 - was docked 11 vacation days, but left the force with his full pension, his lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman said. Queens Criminal Court Judge Stephanie Zaro told Klimas to "stay out of trouble for a year." The 20-year-old man told police investigators he was involved in a romantic relationship with the married cop. Klimas, 52, was charged with two counts of public lewdness and suspended from the force at the time. The veteran transit officer was also accused of fondling a teenager on the No. 4 train in 2003. Those charges were reportedly dismissed as unfounded.
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