Man found guilty of sexual assault

2013-08-14T00:00:00Z 2013-08-14T08:08:07Z Man found guilty of sexual assaultBy Patrick McNamara
Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star

A man accused of sexually assaulting three women while posing as a police officer and bounty hunter was found guilty Tuesday in Pima County Superior Court.

Norman Adrian Alvarez was found guilty on six of seven counts against him in Judge Javier Chon-Lopez’s courtroom.

Police and prosecutors said Alvarez told two different women on the same night he was either an undercover police officer or a bounty hunter then grabbed their breasts.

In one instance Alvarez told a woman she either could pay him or submit to sex with him in exchange for Alvarez keeping some dangerous men from harming her.

He told a third woman a similar story as a means to force his way into her car and make her leave with him, the prosecutor argued during the trial.

The three women had no connection to one another.

Alvarez was convicted on two counts of sexual abuse, two counts of criminal impersonation, one count of impersonating a peace officer and one count of kidnapping.

The jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on one count of aggravated assault against Alvarez.

On that count, prosecutors said Alvarez tried to stab the boyfriend of one of the women he assaulted.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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