A Salinas man has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting an 11-year-old girl. Last November, the victim’s mother found 30-year-old Gerardo Lopez Alvarez engaging in sexual activity with the minor. He pleaded guilty to various charges including lewd acts on a child and child molestation. Alvarez will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He will be eligible for parole in 5 years.