Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Building. Photo by John Schreiber.
Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Building. Photo by John Schreiber.

A former Irwindale police officer pleaded no contest Friday to sex-related charges involving two girls in the department’s Explorer Program, for which he had served as an adviser.

Daniel Camerano, 27, pleaded no contest to one felony count each of using a minor for sex acts and oral copulation of a person under 16 involving a 14-year-old girl, along with one felony count of contact with a minor for a sexual offense involving a 17-year-old girl in the program to whom sexually suggestive text messages were sent, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

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 to 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 resigned from the police department in June after eight years on the force.

The charges against Camerano marked 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.

City News Service

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