Ex-Cop Pleads No Contest To Molesting 14-Year-Old In 'Explorer Program'

A former Irwindale police officer pleaded no contest today to molesting a 14-year-old girl who was a member of the department's youth program for students interested in law enforcement careers.

Daniel Camerano, 27, was an adviser in the Explorer Program, and began an inappropriate relationship with the girl in May 2009 and it continued through to December 2010, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office. The L.A. Times reported that Camerano allegedly sexually molested the girl in a police station room that was the home base for their Explorer Program.

He pleaded no contest to the felony charges of using a minor for sex acts, oral copulation of a person under 16 and contact with minor for sexual offense.

The eight-year police veteran, who resigned from his post in June, also admitted to sending sexually-laced text messages to a 17-year-old Explorer scout in November 2012.

He'll be sentenced in court on Jan. 20, 2015 to two years and eight months in prison, and be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life, under the terms of his plea settlement.