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Cop Charged With Sexually Assaulting Three Women While On Duty

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A Monterey Park police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting multiple young women while on duty. Israel Sanchez, 40, was arrested on Monday and is set to be arraigned today, according to a release from the L.A. County District Attorney's Office. He has been charged with several felonies, including three counts of false imprisonment, one count of bribery, two counts of assault under the color of authority and four counts of sexual battery by restraint. The case was investigated by the Long Beach Police Department, as requested by the Monterey Park Police Department.

He is accused of sexually assaulting three different women between the ages of 20 and 28 between July 28, 2014 and August 15, 2014. In each case, he was on duty when he stopped the women and then allegedly demanded they expose themselves to him. In two cases, he is accused of touching the women.

If Sanchez is convicted, he faces over eight years behind bars. He had been with the department for three years, according to EGP News.