LOS ANGELES – A former Arcadia police lieutenant who pleaded guilty in March of last year to using another officer’s name to solicit prostitutes over the Internet in the summer of 2005 will have a sentencing hearing June 28, a judge decided Wednesday. Kenneth Kuwahara, 41, was charged in January 2006 with using a department computer to commit the felony offenses of false personation and identity theft as well as four misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. In the summer of 2005, the Arcadia Police Department launched an investigation after an internal computer-monitoring program picked up on suspicious communications, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Renee Korn said. The probe was later turned over to the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation. According to the criminal complaint, Kuwahara had solicited four women for prostitution from Jan. 1 to May 19, 2005, while serving as the on-duty watch commander, using an e-mail account he had set up under a subordinate officer’s name. Kuwahara has been free on his own recognizance since his arrest early last year. On March 6, 2006, Kuwahara pleaded guilty to all six charges and agreed to do 200 hours of Caltrans service by the time of his sentencing, which was scheduled for Wednesday, said Sandi Gibbons, spokesperson for the county District Attorney’s Office. Korn said Kuwahara’s 200 hours were not completed due to confusion by either the probation department or the defendant, so the sentencing was postponed in order to give Kuwahara time to finish his service. Korn added that, as part of his plea agreement, Kuwahara, who had been on the Arcadia police force for more than 20 years, agreed to resign from the department, pay fines and submit to AIDS and DNA testing. If the agreement is honored, the court will then consider reducing the felony convictions to misdemeanors at the time of his sentencing, Gibbons said. Arcadia police Lt. Bob Anderson confirmed Wednesday that Kuwahara is “no longer an employee of the city of Arcadia.” [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!