Prosecutors allege that a Los Angeles police officer whose job was to check up on massage parlors forced masseuses to undress and fondled them while he was on duty. In the end the cop, identified as 49-year-old Oris Pace, didn't dispute that he carried out the crimes.
The L.A. County District Attorney's office says Pace pleaded no contest yesterday to assaulting three women at separate businesses.
The plea appears to be part of a deal in which he must resign from the LAPD, serve a 180-day jail sentence, and do three years of probation:
The D.A.'s office says Pace was a supervisor at the department's Commission Investigation Division, which drops in occasionally to check the permits of massage parlors and other businesses.
According to a D.A.'s statement:
While on duty, he allegedly forced three separate victims to undress or he undressed them and fondled them.
He pleaded to assaulting each victim while he was on duty.
Prosecutors say Pace will be formally sentenced Aug. 8 by Superior Court Judge David Horwitz.