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LAPD officer arrested in rape of Chino girl, 17

February 19, 2007|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested by Chino police on suspicion of raping a 17-year-old girl, authorities said Sunday.

Jeffrey Sandwell, 37, an eight-year veteran of the LAPD, was pulled over in his own car and arrested while returning home from work about 7 p.m. Friday, according to a Chino police spokesman.

Lt. Al Cheatham said police had been investigating the allegations along with the LAPD's Internal Affairs Division ever since the girl, described as a family aquaintance, reported the incident about two weeks ago.

Sandwell and the teenager live in Chino, where the girl told police the attack took place, Cheatham said. "We're investigating the possibility of more than one incident involving the same girl," he said

Sandwell, who was being held on $1-million bail at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. An LAPD spokesman said a statement would be issued on the arrest this week. It was not disclosed where Sandwell is assigned.

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