Felony Charge for LAPD Officer who Allegedly Fondled a Corpse
LOS ANGELES – LAPD’s Officer David Rojas (dob 9/17/92) was handed the charge of having sexual contact with human remains without authority. The felony count was placed on his record on 12/12/19 for Officer Rojas’ alleged inappropriate touching of a dead woman’s body on October 20th.
L.A. County’s Deputy District Attorney Daniel Akemon of the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the event where “Rojas and his partner responded to a call where a woman had died. While he was alone in the room, the defendant allegedly touched the woman’s breast.”
A possible maximum sentence of three years in state prison awaits Rojas, if convicted as charged. Prosecutors have recommended a $20,000 Bail.
LAPD’s Internal Affairs Division is handling the ongoing investigation.
Arraignment for Case BA483214 will be scheduled at a later date.
L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting the community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights.