A former special agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) from Riverside was sentenced to life in federal prison for sexually assaulting two women and using his law enforcement position to prevent them from reporting his violent crimes, authorities announced Monday.
The former federal agent, 48-year-old John Jacob Olivas, started his government career in 2007, working in Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He later moved to HSI but resigned in 2015 after working for the agency for just over six years, according to a news release from the United States Department of Justice.
Authorities said Olivas sexually assaulted the two victims while he was a federal agent.
In Jan. 2012, the 48-year-old attempted to rape a woman, telling her that police would not respond to any reports she made because he was “above a cop,” “untouchable” and “invisible” as a federal agent, the release stated. He also threatened the victim, telling her that he could make her “disappear” and “have her children taken from her, and get her arrested on fake criminal charges.”
Olivas raped another woman in Sept. and again in Nov. 2012, authorities said.