June 22, 2023
Media Relations Division
LAPD Officer Convicted of Raping a Woman While Off-Duty
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a Los Angeles police officer was found guilty today of forcibly raping a woman while he was off-duty in 2015.
“Today, justice has been served for one of the victims of a heinous crime committed by a police officer who was entrusted with protecting and serving our community,” District Attorney Gascón said. “While we are disappointed that the defendant was not found guilty on the count of rape on a second victim, we want to commend the bravery of both victims who came forward to report these crimes. We understand that coming forward and testifying in court is not easy, and we appreciate their courage in doing so.
We want to assure the community that we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that justice is served for all victims of sexual assault and abuse. We also want to acknowledge the hard work of the investigators and prosecutors who worked on this case.”
Jurors deliberated for 1 ½ days before finding William Rodriguez (dob 11/1/85) guilty of one count of forcible rape. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 10.
In August 2015, the defendant drove the victim to a location and raped her.
Case BA479467 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery Homicide Division.