August 11, 2023
Media Relations Division
Former Los Angeles Police Officer Sentenced to Six Years State Prison for Rape
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that former Los Angeles police officer William Rodriguez was sentenced to six years in prison after he was found guilty in June of forcibly raping a woman while he was off-duty in 2015.
“As a police officer, William Rodriguez was entrusted with protecting our community from the very violence he inflicted on his victim.” District Attorney Gascón said. “I commend the survivors who testified at trial for their bravery, ensuring that a measure of justice was served. My office is committed to holding those who cause harm accountable and providing unwavering support for survivors as they navigate the criminal legal system. We also want to acknowledge the hard work of the investigators and prosecutors who worked on this case.”
William Rodriguez (dob 11/01/85) was found guilty of one charge of forcible rape on June 22, 2023 in case BA479467. He was sentenced on Aug. 10 by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba.
The District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Victim Services is available to all survivors and can be reached at 1-800-380-3811.
The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery Homicide Division.