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LAPD detective charged with sexual assaults of Valley massage therapists

January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
An LAPD detective was arrested Thursday and charged with sexual battery of massage parlor workers in the San Fernando Valley.

Oris Pace, a detective and supervisor in the LAPD Commission Investigation Division, was arrested on a felony complaint for arrest warrant filed on December 30, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office. He was released on bond.

The D.A.'s Office alleges that while on duty, Pace forced three women working at different Valley massage parlors to undress, or undressed them himself, and fondled them. He allegedly committed the offenses between Jan. 1, 2011, and Jan. 9, 2012.

Pace was charged with five felony counts of assault by a public officer and six counts of sexual battery by restraint. If convicted, he faces up to nine years in state prison.

Pace is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 24. Prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $190,000.

Pace's division was responsible for enforcing business permits.