A former Los Angeles Police Department officer charged locally with sex-related counts involving a 15-year-old girl from the department’s cadet program pleaded no contest Friday to two weapons-related charges stemming from a search of his home in San Bernardino County.
Robert Cain was immediately sentenced to two years in county jail and four years of supervised release following his plea in a San Bernardino County courtroom to one felony count each of manufacturing of an assault weapon and possession of multi-burst trigger device or “bump stock,” according to his attorney, Bill Seki.
Eight other weapons-related charges were dismissed as a result of the 31-year-old former officer’s plea.
The judge authorized Cain to be taken to Los Angeles County in connection with his pending case and ruled that his sentence could be served at any penal institution in California, according to a spokesman for the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.
Cain was charged last July 20 in downtown Los Angeles with two counts each of oral copulation of a person under 16, lewd acts upon a child and unlawful sexual intercourse.
The crimes allegedly occurred during three separate incidents at three different locations last June 14, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Seki said the defense was “looking forward” to addressing the charges in Los Angeles County.
If convicted as charged in the Los Angeles County case, he could face up to seven years and eight months in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Cain, a 10-year LAPD veteran who worked at the LAPD’s 77th Street Division, was arrested personally by Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck last June 22. The police chief said Cain had a sexual relationship with one of seven LAPD cadets who were arrested for alleged involvement in the theft of three police cars.
Cain resigned from the LAPD after his arrest.
–City News Service