A judge sentenced a former Monterey Park police officer to prison for sex crimes he committed on duty. According to prosecutors, Israel Sanchez sexually assaulted several women while on duty between July 2014 and August 2014.
In March, a jury found Sanchez guilty of five counts of sexual battery by restraint, five counts of assault under color of authority, three counts of false imprisonment by violence and one count of soliciting a bribe. In addition to a nearly eight-year prison term, the judge also ordered Sanchez to lifetime registration as a sex offender.
The Monterey Park Police Department turned the investigation over to the Long Beach Police Department. According to Long Beach investigators, Sanchez encountered his victims during traffic stops over a three week period, and ordered them to expose themselves. Sanchez held one woman for more than two hours. Two of the victims also claim that Sanchez touched them after ordering them to expose themselves. His victims ranged in age between 19 and 28.
Monterey Park sex crimes attorney
When you face trial for sex offenses, hire an experienced sex crimes attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He takes sex crimes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Many criminal defense lawyers don’t take sex offense cases. They may be uncomfortable with the nature of the allegations, or they may not want to confront victims in court. That means your chances of finding the highest quality representation diminish significantly. Don’t settle for an attorney who doesn’t want to fight for you.
Instead, work with an attorney who wants to take your case and will manage every aspect of your defense personally. You need an attorney who will fight aggressively for you throughout the judicial process.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273- 5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County sex crimes case.
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