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May 15, 2023: LAPD Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Boys

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Paul Razo has been charged with sexually assaulting four boys at his Covina home while he was employed as an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

“The allegations of sexual abuse against vulnerable children in this case are deeply disturbing and it's particularly troubling that the defendant was a law enforcement officer at the time,” District Attorney Gascón said.

Childhood sexual abuse causes immeasurable harm and our hearts go out to the victims who were victimized by someone they trusted. We will do everything in our power to ensure that they have access to the support and resources they need to heal. Sexual abuse of any kind is a heinous crime and we will not tolerate it in our community."

Razo (dob 8/30/76) was charged in case KA132897 with eight counts of lewd act upon a child. He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Department N of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch.

The defendant is accused of sexually assaulting two of his young male relatives. One of the victims was about 11 or 12 years old when Razo allegedly began the abuse, while the other victim was about 13.

The other two victims were sons of a woman Razo had been dating and they often reportedly spent the night at his home. One of the boys was 9 or 10 years old when Razo is accused of sexually assaulting him, while the victim’s brother was 12 years old.

The alleged crimes occurred during various times between 2006 and 2017. Razo departed LAPD in April 2023.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Special Victims Bureau toll-free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or at

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or