Cop Watch

Monday, January 24, 2005

Cop convicted of child rape

TACOMA - Jurors found a 12-year-old girl believable and Friday convicted a Tacoma police office

The 12-member panel found Michael Torres, 39, guilty of two counts of first-degree child rape and two counts of first-degree child molestation after deliberating for more than a day.

Prosecutors alleged Torres twice had the girl perform oral sex on him during visits at his Tacoma apartment between November 1999 and June 2002.