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Officer gets prison in rape case

September 09, 2008|Victoria Kim

A school police officer was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for raping a woman while on duty, authorities said Monday.

Ian Mitchell King, 35, was sentenced Friday after being convicted in February of five counts of sexual battery, unlawful penetration and rape by a public official.

The Los Angeles Unified School District officer had pulled over a 21-year-old woman just after midnight on May 3, 2007, and pretended to search for drugs, then raped her, according to a probation officer's report.

"The defendant used his position to sexually assault and humiliate an innocent female victim," the probation officer wrote in the report.

King had previously been convicted of two misdemeanors, including battery and carrying a loaded firearm, according to the report. He will be registered as a sex offender.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 2 inches; 93 words Type of Material: Correction
Officer's sentence: An article and headline in the Sept. 9 California section about Los Angeles Unified School District police Officer Ian Mitchell King being sentenced to 20 years in state prison stated that he was sentenced on charges that included rape by a public official. As the article stated, that information came from a probation officer's report. After the article's publication, King's attorney obtained a court order changing the language of the report, which had described the charge incorrectly, so that it correctly described the charge as sexual battery by a public official.

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