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LOS ANGELES – A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting one woman and inappropriately searching two others was sentenced today, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta sentenced Mark Fitzpatrick, 42, to a state prison term of nine years, four months. Deputy District Attorney Natalie Adomian of the Justice System Integrity Division prosecuted the case.
Jurors convicted Fitzpatrick on Oct. 7, 2011, of one count each of penetration under threat to arrest or deport; sexual battery by restraint; and sexual penetration by foreign object by force, violence, duress, menace. The defendant also was convicted of three counts of false imprisonment by violence.
Fitzpatrick was remanded to custody immediately following the verdict.
The charges stemmed from three separate incidents in May 2008 during which Fitzpatrick conducted traffic stops. At the time, Fitzpatrick worked out of the Sheriff’s Compton Station.
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