WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A West Sacramento police officer has been arrested on multiple sexual assault and kidnapping charges. Now, one woman is coming forward and claiming he threatened her too.
Allegedly committing the crimes while on duty, Officer Sergio Alvarez, 37, is behind bars in Yolo County on $26 million bond. He is accused of assaulting six females ranging in age from 20 to 47 years old who frequented the area near West Capitol Avenue. The area is known for prostitution, which could also mean an officer of the law could easily prey on women there, knowing they shouldn’t fight back.
One woman came forward Tuesday, saying she was nearly assaulted by the same officer. However, she did fight back.
“He told me ‘if I would have sex with him,’ and I told him ‘no’ that I wouldn’t,” she said.
The woman, known as “Mary” to protect her identity, describes a terrifying encounter she claims to have had with Alvarez.
“If I didn’t do what he wanted me to, then he would go ahead and have me fully arrested for something that I hadn’t done,” said Mary.
She claims Alvarez arrested her for no reason, drove her halfway to jail, and then pulled over and demanded sex.
“He wants women to get in different, ugly positions; and he wants to have sex with them in some of the ugliest ways. ‘Oh my god, no way,’ ” Mary said.
Investigators say the five year police veteran now faces 35 felony counts including sodomy, rape, oral copulation and kidnapping.
“Women don’t feel safe with him around,” Mary said.
She says Alvarez even pulled out his gun to threaten her, but when Mary still refused, he dropped her back off. Mary says she never thought anyone would believe her.
“All the police officers look at you like you’re stupid, like you’re making things up,” she said.
CBS13 stopped by Alvarez’s home Tuesday, but someone inside refused to answer the door.
Meanwhile, Mary says she is relieved the reign of terror from a police officer is over.
“He’s supposed to serve and protect, and not take advantage of other people,” she said.
Alvarez is expected to appear in court Wednesday.
CBS13 shared Mary’s story with the West Sacramento Police Department, and has been told the department will be following up.