New Preliminary Hearing Setting Date for Former Long Beach Police Detective

A former Long Beach Police Department detective charged with having sex with an underage relative is scheduled to return to the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on July 12 for a preliminary hearing setting.

Erik Alvarez, 42, of Upland is charged with felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child 14 or 15 years old and two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 18.

Alvarez was immediately placed on unpaid administrative leave by the Long Beach Police Department following his arrest last month. He has since resigned his position with the police department's Youth Services Department.

If convicted on all counts, Alvarez could face up to four years and four months in state prison, according to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.

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