Two veteran Los Angeles police officers who sexually assaulted women while on duty have each been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
James Nichols, 46, and Luis Valenzuela, 45, entered no contest pleas Monday as they were set to stand trial on charges of rape and forced oral copulation.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says the men, who were partners on the force, assaulted four women between 2008 and 2011.
The victims ranged from 19 to 34 years old and all were involved in drug-related investigations. At least one of the victims acted as an informant for the police, reports CBS Los Angeles.
The women accused the officers of pressuring them to perform sex acts to avoid going to jail, saying they were attacked in alleys, apartments and the officers' patrol car.
One victim said that she was sexually assaulted on four separate times by Nichols, once by Valenzuela and once by both of the officers, all taking place over a period of about 18 months.