However, authorities have stated that no suspicion of foul play is involved.
Paul Razo, accused of sexually assaulting multiple underage boys, including two who were his relatives, was taken into custody and faced eight charges of lewd acts on a child.
Confirming Razo’s demise, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department revealed that he passed away while under their custody, approximately ten days after his arrest.
In their statement, the sheriff’s department explained, “The inmate was under our supervision when they were transported to Los Angeles County Medical Center due to a preexisting medical condition.
While receiving medical treatment, the inmate passed away.”
The exact cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner through an autopsy, as stated by the authorities.
Razo resided in Covina, California, and was in a relationship with a woman with two sons, aged 9 and 12, when the alleged incidents occurred.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the boys frequently stayed overnight at Razo’s residence, and it is alleged that Razo perpetrated assaults against them during certain instances of these overnight visits.
The allegations pertain to incidents that supposedly occurred from 2006 to 2017, during Razo’s tenure as a training coordinator for the LAPD, specifically in the Hollywood region.
“When the defendant was arrested, District Attorney George Gascón expressed deep concern over the distressing allegations of sexual abuse involving vulnerable children.
The fact that the accused was a law enforcement officer at the time adds an even more troubling dimension,” remarked District Attorney George Gascón.
The LA County charged Razo with eight counts of lewd acts with a minor.
In 2016, Razo demonstrated exceptional bravery by rescuing a man from a burning car while off-duty, earning him the prestigious Medal of Valor.
With over 25 years of dedicated service, Razo had served as a valued member of the LAPD before departing in March.