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Man found guilty of posing as police officer to sexually assault 3 women

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A Big Bear City man has been convicted of posing as a police officer, threatening three women with a handgun and sexually assaulting them.

A jury found 53-year-old William Hernandez guilty today of four counts of Forcible Oral Copulation, four counts of Forcible Rape, two counts of False Imprisonment by Violence, and one count of Sodomy by Use of Force. Multiple allegations were found true.

The first incident occurred in Feb. 2016, when Hernandez identified himself as a police officer to a woman who he then threatened with a handgun and sexually assaulted in a Rancho Cucamonga motel.

The second assault occurred in Victorville. Hernandez once again identified himself as a police office to another victim and then threatened her with a handgun and sexually assaulted her.

Afterwards, the second victim’s friend called her and she answered the phone. Hernandez pointed a gun at her and demanded that she tell her friend to come over. Once she arrived, Hernandez threatened her with a gun and sexually assaulted her.

Hernandez faces 188 years to life in prison when sentenced Aug. 22.

This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Lisa Crane and the West Valley Division support staff. Rancho Cucamonga Police Department and Victorville City Police Department were the investigating agencies.

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