The West Sacramento police officer accused of kidnapping, rape and a raft of similar charges appeared in court Wednesday, although no plea was entered and bail remained set at $26.3 million.
Sergio Alvarez, 37, was brought into a Woodland courtroom for his arraignment Wednesday afternoon, but the proceeding was delayed a week while attorneys analyzed information in the case.
In a 35-count indictment, Alvarez is accused of sexually assaulting six women in West Sacramento over a one-year period. Charges filed against him include kidnapping, sexual penetration, oral copulation and sodomy against the victims’ will. The indictment claims he used his position as a uniformed police officer “by threatening to use his authority as a public official to arrest and/or incarcerate” his victims.
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