MIAMI (WSVN) - A former Hialeah Police Department sergeant has been sentenced in federal court for sexually abusing women.

According to the U.S Attorney’s Office, 34-year-old Jesus Menocal Jr. received the three-year maximum sentence Thursday for three counts of violating the civil rights of women by sexually exploiting them.

“The Department of Justice will not tolerate police officers who abuse their authority to prey on those they are sworn to protect,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen M. Clarke of the Civil Rights Division.

According to court documents, Menocal kissed a woman and caused her to touch his exposed penis; had a second woman, who was in psychiatric crisis, perform oral sex on him; and coerced a third woman, who was walking alone at night, into submitting to oral and vaginal sex.  While not directly related to the offenses to which he pleaded guilty, Menocal also admitted to bringing a fourth female into a Hialeah Police Department building and ordering her to remove her shorts and underwear, causing her to expose her buttocks to him.

Menocal admitted that he was on duty and in uniform when he sexually coerced four women, abusing his authority.

Menocal was also sentenced to one year of supervised release, the statutory maximum sentence. 

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