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Long Beach Officer Linked to 13 Sex Crime Victims

Noe Yanez has been charged with 39 sex-related felony and 15 misdemeanor criminal counts involving minors, court docs show, and he will be arraigned on them Friday.

A Long Beach Police officer arrested Wednesday has been charged with 39 sex crimes involving 13 child victims over the past four years, court documents revealed today.

Officer Noe Yanez, 40, is on unpaid suspension from his Long Beach Police Department job, where he allegedly met one of the victims, with whom he started a texting relationship and for which he's been charged with soliciting inappropriate photographs.

Yanez, who has worked for LBPD nine years, is scheduled to be arraigned in Dept. 30 of Los Angeles Superior Court on the 39 sex-related charges.

Yanez was initially arrested April 19 on suspicion of possessing child pornography and according to Long Beach Police Department, allegedly solicited a child for a lewd act. He allegedly met that child through the course of his assignment, which has not been revealed. He posted bail the following day and remained free until his arrest Wednesday in connection with the filing of a 39-count complaint that lists 13 victims of crimes that allegedly occurred between January 2008 and April 13 of this year.

The police department has been conducting an internal investigation and the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said its Justice System Integrity Division (JSID), which handles police, court personnel and attorneys.

Yanez remains jailed in lieu of $951,000 bail pending his appearance Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

He faces one felony count each of sexual penetration by a foreign object of a person under 18, oral copulation of a person under 18, unlawful sexual intercourse, using a minor for sex acts and possession of matter depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct; four counts of meeting a minor for lewd purposes; seven felony counts of false imprisonment by violence; and eight felony counts of contact with a minor for a sexual offense. Yanez is additionally charged with 15 misdemeanor counts, including child molesting, arranging meeting a minor for lewd purposes and sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor.

City News contributed to this report

Watts November 19, 2012 at 02:40 AM
I would guess that it would have to be exceptionally rare that an IQ test is required to become a police officer, but if it is requested, I am sure that it is more just for the sake to have a number on file, than it would be that to have a certain IQ level as a requirement to be a police officer.
jason November 19, 2012 at 03:54 AM
what are these police officers thinking chalking up sex crimes on there records. there going to spoil it for everybody else on the department when they start complaining about getting a bigger pay raise to protect & serve !!! when all there doing is being liars & greedy.
jason November 19, 2012 at 04:25 PM
it's not to complicated to define the words protect & serve means, you can just look it up on dictionary.com.!!! well some people don't have a IQ to even do that, and i under stand that these police officers with these sex crimes convictions & misconduct on there record now don't have a IQ. GOD help us what this world & community is coming to !!!!
jason November 19, 2012 at 05:51 PM
between the catholic priest & long beach police officers when are these sex crimes going to stop with them.!!!!! this really makes me PUKE.!!!!!!!!!!!! there is no GOD with these crimes.
jason November 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM
IF THE LONG BEACH POLICE MOTO IS "ONE TEAM ONE MISSION" THERE ONE TEAM ARE WEIRDO'S.!!! AND THERE MISSION'S TURN INTO SEX CRIMES.!!!!! GET WITH IT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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