A nine-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of felony possession of child pornography after reportedly meeting a teenager while on patrol and soliciting explicit photographs of the youth through electronic messages, police said.
Yanez, 40, was taken into custody Thursday evening by Long Beach police
after an investigation that began earlier this month. The alleged
victim had told a school resources officer about the messages and
authorities were alerted. Detectives served several search warrants in
the investigation of Yanez's home and other establishments for records
of the communications.