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Off-duty South Gate policeman arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution

September 1, 2010 |  2:57 pm

An off-duty South Gate police officer has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting an act of prostitution.

The case against K-9 Officer Richard Oviedo, 25, is under review by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, and charges have not been filed, according to a statement on the South Gate Police Department's website.

Oviedo was arrested about 3 a.m. Friday by officers from the Southeast Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. He was jailed in lieu of $1-million bond.

Oviedo was released without bond when charges were not filed Tuesday at his arraignment.

The four-year veteran of the South Gate force has been placed on administrative leave pending the district attorney's review of the case.

-- Sam Quinones

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