Former West Sac police officer faces up to life in prison after jury finds him guilty on 18 counts
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 27, 2014 —
A Yolo County jury today announced “guilty” verdicts on 18 felony counts related to sexual assault and kidnapping, in a case involving former West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez, reports the Yolo County D.A.’s office. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison.
The jury deadlocked on nine other counts.
Alvarez, 38, was accused of taking advantage of five women he encountered while patrolling West Sacramento on the graveyard shift as a local officer in 2011-2012. He was arrested a year ago, and pleaded not guilty.
His defense attorney conceded misdeeds by the officer, denying some charges and saying that other relationships involving the alleged victims and Alvarez had been consensual.
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