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A nearly three-year prison term was handed down Tuesday for a former Irwindale policeman who was prosecuted on sex-related charges involving two girls in the department’s Explorer Program, for which he had served as an adviser.

Daniel Camerano, now 28, pleaded no contest Dec. 5 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.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Georgina Torres Rizk ordered Camerano to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Three other charges filed last year against Camerano were dismissed as a result of his plea.

Camerano resigned from the police department last 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 was sentenced last week to nine years in state prison.

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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