Published on February 18th, 2016 | by PEM0
SMH: On Duty LAPD Officers Charged With Sexual Assaulting Women
Two LAPD Officers have finally been charged for assaulting women while they were on duty. Sad. These men were made to protect us but how many of us actually feel protected? James Christopher Nichols and Luis Gustavo Valenzuela have been charged with rape under color of authority, oral copulation under the color of authority, and forcible rape.
Four woman have come forward and accused these men of sexually assaulting them. These accusations came about between December 2008 and March 2011. The Los Angeles Times released a statement saying,
“Sometime in late 2009, according to the warrant, two officers driving a Jetta pulled up alongside her as she was walking her dog in Hollywood. The officers, whom she recognized as the same cops who had arrested her in a previous encounter, ordered her into the car, the woman recounted. It is not known why she was arrested.
Believing that the officers were investigating a case, the woman said she felt compelled to comply. Valenzuela then got into the back seat with the woman and handed her dog to Nichols, who drove the car a short distance to a more secluded area. “Why don’t you cut out that tough girl crap,” the woman recounted Valenzuela saying as he “unzipped his pants and forced [her] head down toward his lap and physically held her head down” as he forced her to perform oral sex on him, according to police records contained in the warrant.”
Nichols is being held on bail for $3.83 million and Valenzuela for $3.76. These mend deserve everything that is coming to them. This was truly a horrible act. These men could potentially face life in prison.