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A judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Monterey Park police officer to seven years and eight months in USA beach Universal City girls for sexually New Rochelle girls bbm pin three women during traffic stops while he was on duty.
Israel Sanchez, 42, of Whittier was convicted March 12 of five counts of sexual battery by restraint, five counts of assault under color of authority, Winstons Syracuse massage counts of false imprisonment by violence and one count of soliciting a bribe.
She said Sanchez spoke at his sentencing.
Sanchez forced each woman to expose herself during a traffic stop. In two instances, he touched the women. One of the victims filed a complaint with Monterey Park police in August which led to an investigation, according to the prosecution.
To eliminate a conflict of interest, the department also asked the Long Beach Police to investigate the allegation against the officer. Long Beach detectives arrested Sanchez May 16, Sanchez started as a reserve police office for the Monterey Park Police Department October and became a full time officer October He was Gardena galleria massage paid leave when the investigation started.
After the preliminary hearing where a judge ruled there was sufficient evidence to try Sanchez, the police department placed him on unpaid leave May Sanchez was fired April Subscribe.