(Raw Story) A former police officer in Southern California was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping two prostitutes while he was in uniform or carrying his service gun, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"The charges in this case describe disgraceful abuses of police authority that simply cannot be tolerated in our society," United States Attorney André Birotte Jr. said in a statement.
Forty-six-year-old Jose Jesus Perez of Menifee, California was arrested without incident in Denton, Texas. A federal grand jury indicted Perez on four civil rights offenses, claiming the officer forced two women to have sex with him "while acting under the color of law."
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