A former northern California police officer convicted of raping five women while on duty was sentenced to 81 years to life in prison.
Noah Winchester, 35, was sentenced Thursday in San Mateo, said San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney Shin-Mee Chang.
Winchester was convicted in October of raping three women between July 2013 and October 2015 while he served with the San Mateo Police Department and two others when he was an officer for the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento.
Winchester quit the police department in February after he was put on leave in October when the criminal investigation was launched. San Mateo is about 20 miles south of San Francisco.
Winchester worked for the Los Rios Community College police department from January 2009 until January 2015, when he accepted a position with the San Mateo police department.