A former San Bernardino police officer was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison for forcing prostitutes to have sex with him while he was in uniform.
Jose Jesus Perez, 47, of Menifee was convicted in May of two felony counts and one misdemeanor count of deprivation of rights under color of law for sexually assaulting two women in 2011. Perez worked in the vice division, which investigates, among other things, prostitution.
Two prostitutes, whose identities were not released, told investigators they engaged in the sex acts with Perez out of fear of arrest, according to acting U.S. Atty. Stephanie Yonekura’s office.