Two police officers sentenced for sexually assaulting women while on duty

The Independent

February 27, 2018

By Jeremy B White

‘I’ve gained a lot of unnecessary hatred for law officers, and I’ve gained so much regret for not being able to fight back,’ victims says

A pair of former Los Angeles police officers were sentenced to 25 years behind bars after pleading no contest to charges of sexually assaulting multiple women.

Luis Valenzuela and James Nichols abusing their authority to prey on vulnerable women, luring them into their car and warning of repercussions if they did not perform sex acts on them, prosecutors from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said.

The abuses often occurred when the pair was on duty, they told Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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