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Former Fresno-area cop charged with on-duty sexual assaults


A former police officer in Fresno County faces federal expenses after authorities say he sexually assaulted 4 girls whereas on energetic responsibility as a regulation enforcement officer.

A federal grand jury returned a 10-count indictment towards J. DeShawn Torrence of Corcoran alleging deprivation of constitutional rights beneath the colour of regulation, the U.S. Division of Justice mentioned Friday.

Torrence, 38, “engaged in varied types of nonconsensual sexual conduct, starting from directing a sufferer to take away her clothes and not using a authentic regulation enforcement objective to forcing his victims to have interaction in intercourse acts, all whereas serving as a police officer,” federal officers mentioned.

The incidents occurred a number of instances from August 2017 to June 2021 whereas he served as an officer with the Sanger Police Division, officers mentioned.

Torrence is now not employed by the division.

In keeping with authorities, 4 of the counts carry a most sentence of life in jail and a $250,000 effective.

Torrance faces a most sentence of 10 years in jail on one other depend, and one yr in jail and a effective of as much as $100,000 on the remaining 5 counts, officers mentioned.

Anybody with info on the case is inspired to contact the FBI at (916) 746-7000.

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