WEST SACRAMENTO - A West Sacramento police officer is behind bars and his bail set at $26.3 million for allegedly abusing his badge on the job. One woman claimed he threatened to take her to jail if she didn't perform sexual acts on him.
Officer Sergio Alvarez was accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping at least six women. Police say most of the victims were assaulted in the West Capitol Avenue area.
STORY: West Sac police officer accused of sexually assaulting 6 women
A 29-year-old woman who did not want to be identified claimed she was a victim of Alvarez. She said the officer stopped her twice last year and each time, threatened her.
"He just said like 'You have any drugs on you? He said if you don't want to go to jail, you'd better do something for me,'" said the woman.
The alleged victim said she got in his patrol car and drove around to a dark corner where she performed sexual acts on him.
"They're calling him a rapist," said the alleged victim.
Police identified six female victims so far.
"Some of the girls weren't even prostitutes," said the woman.
She said there are more victims out there.
"There were 13 that came forward . I know because I'm one of the victims," she said.
The woman has been on the streets for the past five years. She has seen a lot of disturbing things. But she says she has never been in a situation like this, with a police officer.
"It's really outrageous and disgusting, I think. It's like disgusting and outrageous."
Meanwhile, the West Sacramento police chief said he and the entire department are shocked by what happened.
"I'm just appalled and sickened that someone who is put in a position of trust would violate that trust in such an egregious and despicable manner," said Police Chief Dan Drummond.
Police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact the West Sacramento police tip line.
By Suzanne Phan, firstname.lastname@example.org