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LAPD Lieutenant Faces Charges of Sex With a Minor

From a Times Staff Writer

An LAPD lieutenant assigned to the Internal Affairs Division will be arraigned today on felony charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old girl and illegal use of the department’s computer, the district attorney’s office announced Wednesday.

Steve Twohy, 43, will be arraigned in Los Angeles Municipal Court on five counts of having unlawful sex with a minor, and four counts of illegal computer access and fraud for allegedly obtaining unauthorized information from the Los Angeles Police Department’s computer.

Twohy, a 19-year LAPD veteran assigned to the Hollywood office of the Internal Affairs Division, met the girl in a “chat room” on the Internet last year, according to the district attorney’s office.

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The computer charges were filed because Twohy is suspected of using the Los Angeles Police Department computer to check the background of various individuals unrelated to his work.

Bail was recommended at $10,000 for Twohy, who was not in custody. He has been suspended from the department pending resolution of the case.


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