Police Officer Charged With Multiple Rapes Based On DNA

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LOS ANGELES — Authorities investigating allegations of rape against a Los Angeles police officer discovered evidence through DNA testing that he had committed a second, earlier sexual assault, police said Wednesday.

The officer, William Rodriguez, 33, a 10-year veteran of the police department who was assigned to the traffic division in the San Fernando Valley, was arrested Tuesday on two counts of forcible rape, with a special allegation of multiple victims, in connection with a report of a sexual assault last November, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

Police said that when they ran Rodriguez’s DNA through the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System, they got a “hit” on a cold case from August 2015. Prosecutors said that assault involved another female victim who was raped under similar circumstances.

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