Former cop to spend life in prison after raping several women on duty

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A former West Sacramento Police officer received a 205-years-to-life sentence behind bars for raping several women while on duty and in uniform.

Five women testified against Sergio Alvarez during his trial. On Feb. 27, he was found guilty on 18 counts, including rape, oral copulation and kidnapping. A judge handed down Alvarez’s sentence on Friday, a local ABC affiliate reported.

“This is one of the most disgusting cases that I’ve ever seen, because it involved a police officer who abused his position of trust and sullied the badge,” said Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, CBS’s Sacramento affiliate reported.

Prosecutors say Alvarez raped at least five women while on the job, sometimes even in his patrol car.

“This is the longest sentence we’re aware of for a police officer on duty committing these types of offenses,” Mr. Reisig said.

One of his victim’s, Christina Rivera, decided to publicly give her name now that Alvarez is behind bars for good.

“I lived in fear for over a year,” she told the ABC affiliate. “[Now] he’s not going to hurt another woman again.”

Miss Rivera said her car ran out of gas one night, and during her walk to the gas station, Alvarez stopped to offer her a lift. Instead of helping her, she said he raped her.

“He is a disgrace to anyone who wear’s a uniform,” she said.

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