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Former Long Beach Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Rape

The man also pleaded guilty to other sex charges involving underage girls.

A former Long Beach police officer pleaded guilty today to raping an 18-year-old woman he met while on duty, along with additional sex charges involving several underage girls.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen immediately sentenced 40- year-old Noe Yanez to 11 years and eight months in state prison and ordered him to register as a sex offender for life, said Deputy District Attorney Natalie Adoman.

As a hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to require him to stand trial was about to enter its second day, Yanez pleaded guilty to one count each of forcible rape, meeting a minor for lewd purposes, using a minor for sex acts and possession of child pornography and two counts of false imprisonment by fraud or deceit.

The charges involved four girls who were between 13 and 17 at the time, along with the 18-year-old woman.

Forty-five other counts against him were dismissed as a result of his plea.

Yanez was a nine-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department when he was initially arrested last April on suspicion of possessing child pornography and then re-arrested in May after the charges were filed.

He has remained jailed since then.

Yanez is no longer employed by the city of Long Beach, according to a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department.

John B. Greet February 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Eleven years is not nearly sufficient. In my opinion, Yanez should spend the rest of his natural life in a cell as deep and dark as may be found. There is no place for such people in a civilized society and certainly not in law enforcement; a profession and whose members he so thoroughly betrayed right along with all of his other victims.
Mike Ruehle February 23, 2013 at 12:06 AM
That's the second Long Beach Police officer in the past year CONVICTED of sex crimes upon a minor. There were several more in previous years I can provide links to. These COPS are the ones who are supposed to be protecting our children from rapests. It makes one wonder how many similar crimes have gone unreported or swept under the rug like the wife beating complaints against former Long Beach Police Chief Batts. http://belmontshore.patch.com/articles/lbpd-officer-charged-with-sex-crimes-has-left-job http://www.longbeachcomber.com/story.aspx?artID=1563
John B. Greet February 23, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Yes, Ruehle, by all means, post your links and cast your rhetorical aspersions at an entire profession over the despicable crimes committed by a very *tiny* percentage of its former members. You are quite adept at making allegations and drawing inferences that you cannot or will not prove. Yanez stopped being a police officer the moment he made a choice to violate his oath and the law, and victimize others. This is true of any former police officer, who is no longer deserving of the title the moment he follows the path of violating rather than honoring the public's trust. By all means condemn Yanez and any other former cop who victimizes others. I stand right there with you in doing so. Painting an entire profession with that same broad brush of condemnation, however, is unwise and utterly fraudulent.
Mike Ruehle February 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Yeah right. Below is John Greet's defense of Eric Alvarez, a SECOND Long Beach cop also CONVICTED of raping minors when I commented that the Long Beach Police Department was out of control. "As serious as the charges against Erik Alvarez are, I think it is important to acknowledge that he has not yet been convicted of any crime, "raping young women" or otherwise. In this context, Mr. Ruehle’s inference that LBPD employees are "raping young women" is a false, fraudulent, and potentially libelous statement. http://belmontshore.patch.com/articles/lbpd-officer-charged-with-sex-crimes-has-left-job After a second rape conviction of a minor by Long Beach Police in less than a year, do you still consider my statement fraudulent, and potentially libelous?
Mike Ruehle February 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Last year, when I questioned a different rape BY A LONG BEACH COP, Greet claimed I was denigrating cops. How many rapes does it take before questioning cop misconduct is no longer denigrating? "You denigrate an entire class of good hard-working cops because a tiny percentage of current and former employees failed their test of ethics, and principle, and morality, and professionalism. This habitually fraudulent practice of yours is as dishonorable as it is dishonest. Every time I become aware that you are pulling your nonsense, I plan to point it out and call you on it. Don’t like that? Simple….stop doing it." http://belmontshore.patch.com/articles/lbpd-officer-charged-with-sex-crimes-has-left-job
John B. Greet February 23, 2013 at 02:43 AM
I never once defended anyone (Alvarez or othewise) who had been convicted of any crime or had any allegation of misconduct upheld. Allegations are not convictions. Accusations are not proofs of misconduct. No person should be labled a rapist (or any other sort of criminal) until such as time as their guilt has been proven in court. Ruehle, himself, once benefited from the standard of proof that stipulates that a person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Yet he is always so anxious to deny that standard to others. Despicable.
John B. Greet February 23, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Ruehle should seriously work on his reading comprehension. There is nothing wrong with *questioning* a law enforcement officer or law enforcement in general about any matter. There is, however, something very wrong with someone attempting to paint an entire profession with the same broad brush of condemnation that only a comparatively small number of *former* members rightly deserve. Ruehle's fault is not in questioning, but in failing to await answers based in fact. Ruehle's failing is not in condemning the guilty, but in extrapolating individual guilt to collective condemnations. We all have faults and failings, me most especially. Ruehle cannot seem to see, or to acknowledge, his own. Piteous.

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