Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been charged in relation to three sexual assaults involving two women.
John Jacobs Olivas, 43, was arrested Wednesday by ICE and FBI agents and charged with three counts of deprivation of rights under color of law.
According to the indictment, Olivas was an ICE agent in January 2012 when he attempted to engage in sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent.
The charges say he also told the woman any complaint she made to law enforcement would not be taken seriously, because he was a federal agent.
Olivas is accused of twice sexually assaulting another woman later that year and telling her that her complaints would be ignored because of his position.
Thom Mrozek, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney's office, said the women were not under ICE investigation at the time, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Olivas, who was an ICE agent between 2007 and 2015, was released on a $50,000 bond and faces trial in October.