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Sheriff’s deputy accused of sexual exploitation of a child

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A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy was accused Friday of sexual exploitation of a minor.
A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy was accused Friday of sexual exploitation of a minor.

A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy was accused Friday of sexual exploitation of a child.

DENVER — A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Friday for alleged sexual exploitation of a child, the sheriff’s office announced Saturday.

The deputy, whose name was not released, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation, the sheriff’s office said in a media release. The alleged incident involved “inappropriate text messages,” according to the release.

Officials noted that the alleged crime occurred while the deputy was off-duty and that the individual’s duty assignment did not involve schools.

“This is a very complex case,” the release read. “It is anticipated to be lengthy and there may be additional arrests.”