TODAY | October 16, 2013
>>> filler pleaded guilty for three criminal come planlts for his behavior toward three accusers. he'll escape prison but his legal troubles are far from over.
>> except for a thin smile at the start of his court appearance, 71-year-old bob filner showed no emotion and said nothing beyond yes, sir when asked if he was guilty of the three charges against him.
>> is that true, sir.
>> yes, sir.
>> reporter: misdemeanor complaints of battery against two victims and would be felony for false imprisonment at a fund-raising event. he was elected san diego 's mayor last november but in june his own communications director accused him of sexual harassment followed by a parade of 20 other women alleging similar misconduct including this army veteran.
>> i felt raped, humiliated, disrespected.
>> reporter: on august 30th he agreed to re-sign. his guilty plea replaces what could have been three years in prison with three years probation following three months of home confinement and mandatory mental health counseling . the plea deal doesn't end the legal troubles completely. civil suit versus been filed by several other victims. but it does bar him from serving in office again. after a five month barrage of allegations that he groped and touched and kissed a range of women that wanted none of that, he said guilty three times in a criminal court . his public career, if not his legal troubles, over.