Fri, Aug 5, 2022 6:02 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A former Fresno-area police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting four women while on duty. A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Friday charges J. Deshawn Torrence with depriving the women of their constitutional rights under the color of law. The U.S. attorney’s office says Torrence was a police officer in the Fresno suburb of Sanger when he allegedly assaulted the women between August 2017 and June 2021. Prosecutors say the conduct ranged from telling a woman to remove her clothing to “aggravated sexual abuse." It's not immediately clear whether Torrence has an attorney to speak on his behalf.