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Ex-cop accused of assaulting his wife, alleged mistress to be arraigned

A former Huntington Beach police officer will be arraigned Tuesday on 20 felony charges, including rape and sodomy.

James Roberts III, 34, is charged with acts against his wife and an alleged mistress while serving as an officer.

Roberts originally pleaded not guilty on Feb. 26 to charges of rape, forcible sodomy, false imprisonment by violence or deceit, criminal threats, domestic battery, aggravated assault, dissuading a witness and vandalism. Roberts faces a maximum sentence of about 23 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Roberts' ex-wife and alleged mistress have also filed separate lawsuits against the city accusing officials of conspiring to allow the alleged abuse to continue by ignoring and covering it up.

Read the full story here.

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--Britney Barnes, Times Community News

 
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Cops Gone Wild!

Police officer compensation is overbloated, immorally high, and fiscally unsustainable. Taxpayers should stand up to the arrogant police officers and their egregious demands for even more pay and benefits. Enough.

An abusive cop? What a shocker!!

Too bad only about 1 in 100 are ever caught. The best ones are now worm food.

Cops covering up for other cops. Never once protecting the person/s they are hurting. Rape and sodomy are pretty serious charges and for someone to lie about it when asked by authorities is just plain wrong and htey should be charged also. These women needed help yet were laughed at by the very people who they needed to help them.

dime a dozen

A police officer is arrested every day in America!


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