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Additional Sex Charges Filed Against Former Long Beach Police Officer

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(credit: CBS)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) —  A former Long Beach police officer already awaiting arraignment on sex-related counts involving 13 underage girls was charged Thursday with crimes involving three other young women.

The new charges accuse Noe Yanez, 40, of one felony count each of sexual penetration by a foreign object, forcible oral copulation and assault with intent to commit a felony and two felony counts of false imprisonment by fraud or deceit.

The amended criminal complaint alleges that theadditional  crimes occurred between between May 2008 and April 1, 2012. Two of the women were 18 at the time, and the third was 20, according to Jane Robison of the District Attorney’s Office. Yanez is also charged with 37 other felony and misdemeanor counts involving 13 underage girls. The charges, filed last month, include unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation of a person under 18, sexual penetration by a foreign object of a person under 18, contact with a minor for a sexual offense and false imprisonment by fraud or deceit.

Yanez, a nine-year Long Beach Police Department veteran, remains jailed while awaiting arraignment in Los Angeles Superior Court June 20th.

Yanez was initially arrested April 19 on suspicion of possessing child pornography. He was re-arrested May 9 in connection with the charges filed last month, which allege crimes between January 2008 and April 13 of this year.

Yanez was initially suspended without pay after his initial arrest. He has since been terminated as a Long Beach city employee, according to Long Beach police Sgt. Aaron Eaton.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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