Saturday, July 23, 2016
A black police officer in California has been charged with raping five different women while he was on duty
A former northern California police officer was charged with raping five women while on duty. Police arrested Noah Winchester, 31, near his Stockton home after the local district attorney charged him with 22 counts of kidnapping, rape and related charges. He raped the women between July 2013 and October 2015 while he served with the San Mateo Police Department and as an officer for the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento. Winchester quit the police department in February 2016 after he was put on leave in October 2015 when the criminal investigation was launched. Winchester has been jailed on $3.1 million bail. The Los Rios Community College said that Winchester worked for its police department from January 2009 until January 2015, when he accepted a position with the San Mateo police department. Winchester is accused of raping two women while on duty as a campus police officer and three women while in uniform with San Mateo.