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May 17, 2012

Long Beach Police Officer Charged with Sex Crimes Involving Minors

Filed under: Los Angeles Criminal attorney — Tags: , , — fayarfa @ 2:57 am

LOS ANGELES – A Long Beach Police officer charged in a 39-count criminal complaint for his alleged sexual involvement with more than a dozen under age victims appeared in court this morning, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Noe Yanez, 40 (dob 2/29/72), was scheduled to be arraigned today but the hearing was postponed until May 16 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba set the defendant’s bail at $951,000.

The defendant is charged in case No. BA397305 which was filed on May 7.

Yanez is charged with 10 counts of child molesting; eight counts of contact with minor for sexual offense; seven counts of false imprisonment by violence; and four counts each of meeting a minor for lewd purposes; and arranging meeting a minor for lewd purposes.

He also faces one count each of possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct; sale of alcohol beverage to a minor; sexual penetration by a foreign object; oral copulation of a person under 18; unlawful sexual intercourse; and using a minor for sex acts.

Yanez, a nine-year veteran with the Long Beach Police Department, was originally arrested on April 19 and rearrested on May 9 on a felony complaint filed for arrest warrant. He has been suspended without pay, according to a statement issued by the police department.

The alleged crimes involve 13 victims and occurred between Jan. 1, 2008, and April 13, 2012. The Long Beach Police Department is investigating the case.

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