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Former Anaheim police officer convicted of victimizing women

May 17, 2010 | 10:11 pm
A former Anaheim police officer was convicted Monday of victimizing three women while on duty, including forcing one to engage in a sexual act under the threat of deportation, authorities said.

Bradley Stewart Wagner, 62, of Perris, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of forcible oral copulation and oral copulation under the color of authority, one felony count of sexual battery by restraint and one felony count of false imprisonment by violence or deceit, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

Prosecutors said that Wanger pulled over one of the women in November 2005 on Kramer Boulevard while he was in his patrol car and asked her if she had papers. When the woman said she did not, he fondled her, exposed himself and forced her to engage in oral sex, according to prosecutors. He relented after the woman began to vomit and then left, prosecutors said.

The woman reported the incident the next day.

As a result of media coverage, the two other victims came forward. Wagner was accused of fondling one of the women and asking her for sex. He pulled over the other woman on four separate occasions and repeatedly asked her for personal information, according to prosecutors.

-- Robert J. Lopez