LAPD Detective Charged With Sexually Battering Massage Therapist

LAPD Detective Charged With Sexually Battering Massage Therapists

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles police detective is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 24 on sexual battery and assault charges involving three women who worked at massage parlors in the San Fernando Valley, the District Attorney's Office announced yesterday.

The crimes allegedly occurred between Jan. 1, 2011, and Jan. 9, 2012, while Oris Pace was a supervisor in the Los Angeles Police Department's Commission Investigative Division, which is responsible for enforcing business permits at sites including massage parlors.

While on duty, Pace allegedly forced three women who worked at separate massage parlors to undress or allegedly undressed and fondled them.

Pace, 48, is charged with six felony counts of sexual battery by restraint and five felony counts of assault by a public officer. He has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of the criminal case, said Officer Bruce Borihanh of LAPD Media Relations.

Pace was arrested Thursday in connection with the charges, which were filed Monday. He was released on bond.

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