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Former Irwindale Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Woman During Traffic Stop

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IRWINDALE (CBSLA.com) —  A former Irwindale police officer charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop in October 2012 remained jailed Wednesday on $1 million bail.

David Paul Fraijo, 36, was arrested on Monday and charged with five felony counts, including kidnapping to commit another crime, forcible oral copulation, oral copulation under color of authority, sexual battery by restraint and assault under color of authority.

Fraijo pleaded not guilty Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

He was ordered to return on March 21 to set a date for his preliminary hearing, said Deputy District Attorney Rosa Alarcon with the Justice System Integrity Division.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Renee Korn set his bail at $1 million.

During a routine traffic stop on October 20, 2012, Fraijo allegedly pulled over a female driver and asked to see her driver’s license.

When she told him she did not have a license, prosecutors say Fraijo ordered her to drive from the street to a parking lot where he’s accused of sexually assaulting her.

If convicted, he faces up to life in state prison.

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