Noah Winchester, a former California police officer, was arrested Thursday for the rape of five women across the state. According to developing reports, Winchester, 31, worked for two districts in the northern region of the state and performed the alleged acts while on the job.
Local outlet KRON4 reports:
31-year-old Noah White Winchester is facing 22 felony sexual assault charges involving five separate victims, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney.
The charges include kidnapping with intent to commit rape, rape, sexual penetration and oral copulation under color of authority, sexual battery, criminal threats, and forcible sex offenses.
Prosecutors say the offenses happened between July 2, 2013 and October 19, 2015. They also say some of these offenses occurred while he was in uniform.
The two victims of the 2013 offenses were from Sacramento and happened while Winchester was employed as a police officer for the Los Rios Community College District.
The outlet adds that Winchester’s 2015 actions took place while he was employed by the City of San Mateo, which is where the three victims also lied.
Winchester faces a bevy of charges including felony sexual battery, residential burglary, attempted rape, and kidnapping. It has been reported that the former officer abused his power and preyed on poor women struggling to make ends meet.
Photo: District attorney of San Mateo County