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Officer Pleads No Contest in Child Sex Case

The Marina del Rey sheriff deputy turned himself in last year.

Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Alexander, 46, pleaded no contest on Friday to a felony charge of sexual acts with a minor.

Alexander, who was assigned to the Marina del Rey station, was arrested on Oct. 20, 2011 for allegedly having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl he met while on duty. 

An informant contacted the Los Angeles County Child Abuse Hotline on Aug. 16, 2011, and detectives began following up on leads until eventually interviewing both the victim and Alexander.

He was placed on administrative leave with pay on Sept. 20, 2011 until he was arrested a month later.

Alexander is currently free on his own recognizance. He faces five years formal probation, 60 days in county jail and one year of sex offender treatment, according to the district attorney's office. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Windham will impose sentencing on Aug. 29.

If Alexander is arrested for any matter before the Aug. 29 hearing, he could face up to three years in prison.

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F. Mignon August 11, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Dear Patch News Writer - would you please research and clarify the charges the former deputy pleaded to and the penalties he is facing? Quote "having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl he met while on duty." - felony PC 288(c)(1) "Any person who commits an act described in subdivision (a) with the intent described in that subdivision, and the victim is a child of 14 or 15 years, and that person is at least 10 years older than the child, is guilty of a public offense and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for one, two, or three years" - if a felony. In addition, a violation of PC 288(c)(1) carries with it mandatory lifetime Sex Offender Registration. None of "60 days in county jail and one year of sex offender treatment". And what is this "If Alexander is arrested for any matter before the Aug. 29 hearing, he could face up to three years in prison."??? Is your reporting lacking or is the sheriff getting a deal that John Q. Public could only dream of?
Norma Jean Almodovar August 18, 2012 at 12:54 AM
This is quite common for law enforcement officer predators. Nationwide, most cops caught with underage persons receive sentences far less than John Q. Public would receive. Example # 1- Kentucky officer Jason Elder earlier this year plead guilty to 140 felonies relating to his sexual exploitation of minors and received a three year sentence. Example # 2- California Officer John Eric Freeman plead guilty to three counts of sexual molestation of one of his daughters throughout her childhood (so there were multiple acts of sexual exploitation on her) and was also sentenced to three years in prison. On the other hand, if Prop 35 passes in November, and if you accept money from your adult tenant for her rent and she is a sex worker, you can be charged with human trafficking and sentenced to 8, 14 or 20 years on the first offense. Because we know that consenting adult prostitution is much worse than child sexual exploitation and we need to punish prostitutes and their clients more than we need to punish pedophile cops.

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