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LAPD officer convicted of soliciting sex while on duty

March 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Los Angeles police officer has been convicted of sexually assaulting one woman and soliciting sex from another while on duty.

Russell Mecano, a patrol officer in West Los Angeles, faces nearly 10 years in prison.

The jury found Mecano guilty of three felonies. In one case, he told an 18-year-old woman he would not arrest her for having a marijuana pipe if she had sex with him, and then he assaulted her.