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June 25, 2014: LAPD Detective Pleads to Assaulting Massage Therapists While on Duty

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
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A Los Angeles Police detective pleaded no contest today to assaulting three women who worked at separate massage parlors in the San Fernando Valley while he was on duty, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Oris Pace, 49, will be ordered to serve 180 days in county jail and to resign from the LAPD when he returns for sentencing on Aug. 8 before Superior Court Judge David Horwitz. He also will be placed on formal probation for three years.

Deputy District Attorney Amy Pellman Pentz with the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.

Prosecutors said Pace was a supervisor in LAPD’s Commission Investigation Division, which was responsible for enforcing business permits including massage parlors. 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.