Merced County’s Most Wanted: Jose Alvarez Alva

Charges: Oral copulation, continuous sexual abuse of a child, oral copulation with a minor under 14, sexual battery, annoying or molesting a child under 18.

Bail: $500,000

Description: 31 year-old Latino, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Tattoos: None

Notes: Last seen in the Los Banos area.

Leave a tip: Merced County Sheriff’s Department at

(209) 385-7616 or visit