Two veteran LAPD cops charged with raping four different women while on duty over course of several years
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Two veteran Los Angeles Police officers have been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting four different women over several years while on duty, prosecutors said Wednesday.
James Nichols, 44, and Luis Valenzuela, 43, were partners on the narcotics beat in Hollywood when they “began sexually assaulting women at various locations, including in their police vehicle,” the Los Angeles County District Attorney said.
The attacks on women aged 19, 24, 25 and 34 allegedly happened between December 2008 and March 2011 and included forced oral sex and rape, prosecutors said.
A lawyer representing two of the women said the men preyed upon “vulnerable, desperate, exposed” victims struggling with drug addictions, revolving-door arrests and extreme concern for their personal safety.
“They’re scary, freaky guys,” lawyer Dennis W. Chang told the Daily News Wednesday.
“On one occasion, Valenzuela was getting a b---job in the backseat of a department-issued Volkswagen Jetta with Nichols acting as the lookout,” Chang said. “This is just weird stuff. The victims that they chose were just extremely vulnerable.”
All four of the women were arrested at various times by Nichols and Valenzuela during narcotics-related offenses, prosecutors said.
One of the women sued the officers and the city in 2013, claiming she was sexually battered while acting as a drug informant. Read More