The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received information earlier this week in reference to inappropriate text messages involving a juvenile. Through the investigation, it was uncovered that a Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy was alleged to be involved.
On 02/08/13 the deputy was taken into custody and posted a $50,000 bond on the following charges:
CRS 18-6-403(3a) Sexual Exploitation of a Child
CRS 18-6-403(3b.5) Sexual Exploitation of a Child
This Deputy has been placed on an un-paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. An internal affairs investigation is running concurrent to the criminal investigation. This deputy’s alleged conduct was while off duty and the deputy’s assignment did not involve the schools.
This case is being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the 18th Judicial District, District Attorney’s Office and the Rocky Mountain Computer Forensics Lab (RMCFL)
This is a very complex case. It is anticipated to be lengthy and there may be additional arrests. At this time, we are not releasing the name of the deputy involved, until we are confident this information will not jeopardize the on-going investigation.
No further information is available at this time.