LAPD officer charged with sexually assaulting girl, 13

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A veteran Los Angeles police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a friend’s 13-year-old daughter.

City News Service reports that 51-year-old Kenneth Collard was arrested Tuesday at his Riverside home.

Authorities allege that he assaulted the teenager last month while staying at a friend’s house in Torrance.

He’s facing criminal charges that carry a possible 32-year prison sentence.

It’s unclear whether Collard has an attorney.

Collard has been with the LAPD for more than 22 years. He’s been placed on paid leave during the investigation.

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