LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former Irwindale police officer pleaded no contest Friday to sex-related charges involving two girls in the department’s Explorer Program.
Daniel Camerano, 27, pleaded no contest to three felony counts, including using a minor for sex acts, oral copulation of a person under 16 and contact with a minor for sexual offense.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Georgina Torres Rizk ordered Camerano not to have any contact with the two girls.
Camerano, who is free on bond, is expected to be sentenced Jan. 20 for two years and eight months in state prison and to be ordered to register for the rest of his life as a sex offender.
Three other charges filed against him earlier this year are expected to be dismissed when he is sentenced.
Camerano, who served as an adviser to the department’s Explorer Program, resigned from the police department in June after eight years on the force.
Prosecutors say Camerano began a sexual relationship with the 14-year-old girl between May 2009 and December 2010 and sent suggestive text messages to 17-year-old girl in November 2012. Both girls were in the department’s Explorer Program.
The charges against Camerano is the third case against a former Irwindale police officer in just over a year.
Former officer David Paul Fraijo pleaded no contest Oct. 3 to one count each of oral copulation under color of authority and sexual battery by restraint involving a woman he pulled over during an October 2012 traffic stop. He is facing up to nine years in state prison, with sentencing set Jan. 12.
Another former officer, Dennis Alva, pleaded no contest last September to a felony grand theft charge. He was sentenced in November 2013 to one year in county jail and ordered to repay $250,000 in cash to his elderly father.
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