100+ Weapons Seized at Home of LAPD Officer Accused of Having Sex With Teen Cadet

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More than 100 weapons, including sawed-off shotguns, were seized at the home of the Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of having sex with an underage police cadet, a source close to the investigation said Friday.

The latest development in the cadet program scandal came a day after the arrest of 31-year-old Officer Robert Cain, a 10-year veteran of the LAPD, on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female cadet.

The weapons seized at his Rancho Cucamonga residence included sawed off shotguns, a grenade launcher and inert grenades, the source told NBC4. Authorities were attempting to determine whether any of the weapons were illegal.

A neighbor told the Los Angeles Times that Cain keeps a large gun collection.

Cain was arrested around 11 a.m. Thursday by Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck at the 77th Street Division station, where Cain is assigned. Search warrants were served at his Rancho Cucamonga home, on his vehicle, locker, phone and social media accounts, police said.

The cadet program was shaken last week with the arrest of seven juvenile participants for the theft of three police cruisers. Two of those cruisers were crashed June 14 by the cadets at the end of pursuits in South Los Angeles.

The 15-year-old girl involved in the alleged sexual relationship with Cain is one of the seven cadets who were arrested, according to the chief. Beck said the relationship between Cain and the 15-year-old girl appeared to be short-term, occurring “within the past month,” but he said investigators were still looking through phone records and social media.

Investigators learned about the alleged illicit relationship when they reviewed text messages on the arrested teen’s cellphone, Beck said.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that represents LAPD officers, issued a statement saying if the allegations are true, “we applaud the department for taking swift action.”

“There should be zero tolerance for any officer who takes advantage of those they are entrusted to protect,” according to the union. “We are deeply disturbed by this development and condemn this officer’s alleged actions in the strongest possible terms.”

Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Los-Angeles-Police-Department-Cadets-Officer-Arrested-Weapons-Seized-430427353.html?platform=hootsuite#ixzz4l7HNE8Jo

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