LAPD Officer Convicted of Rape Receives Six-Year Prison Term

On Friday, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that former Los Angeles police officer William Rodriguez has been given a six-year prison sentence. This follows his conviction in June for forcibly raping a woman while he was off-duty in 2015.

District Attorney Gascón remarked, “William Rodriguez was entrusted with the duty of safeguarding our community, but instead, he subjected his victim to the very violence he was supposed to prevent.

I commend the courageous survivors who testified during the trial, ensuring that some form of justice was achieved.

My office remains dedicated to holding those responsible for harm accountable, while also offering unwavering support to survivors as they navigate the legal process. I’d also like to acknowledge the diligent efforts of the investigators and prosecutors involved in this case.”

William Rodriguez, born on November 1, 1985, was pronounced guilty of one count of forcible rape on June 22, 2023, in the case identified as BA479467. The sentencing was carried out on August 10, 2023, presided over by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba.

The District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Victim Services is accessible to all survivors and can be contacted at 1-800-380-3811.

The investigation for this case was conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division.

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