Former LAPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Allegations He Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Cadet

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A former Los Angeles police officer pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he had sex with a 15-year-old girl who was enrolled in the department’s signature youth mentoring program.

An undated photo shows former Los Angeles police Officer Robert Cain. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

An undated photo shows former Los Angeles police Officer Robert Cain. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Robert Cain, 31, was charged with two counts of oral copulation of a person under the age of 16, lewd acts on a child and unlawful sexual intercourse last year, as part of an investigation into the theft of LAPD cruisers by teenage members of the cadet program.

He entered his plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom and will remain in custody in lieu of $240,000 bail. Cain is scheduled to return to court in early March.

The accusations against Cain first surfaced in June, after a wild car chase through South L.A. revealed that cadets had been stealing department cruisers, radios and other equipment.

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