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April 5, 2019: Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl in Torrance

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
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A man pleaded guilty today to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in her Torrance home last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Kenneth Collard (dob 10/9/66) entered his plea to two counts of lewd act upon a child. He is expected to be sentenced to five years in state prison on April 19.

Deputy District Attorney Ann Marie Wise of the Justice System Integrity Division prosecuted the case.

On April 4, 2018, Collard, who was employed as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department at the time, was staying at a friend’s house in Torrance. During the middle of the night, he entered the victim’s bedroom and sexually assaulted her. The incident was reported to law enforcement.

Case YA097891 was investigated by the Torrance Police Department.