A veteran Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was relieved of duty without pay Thursday after being accused of having sex with a teenage girl, authorities said.
Deputy John Augustus Rose II, 43, was arrested Thursday evening at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center and booked for felony lewd acts on a child 14 or 15 years old, the LA County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
Rose is a 22-year veteran of the force. His charges "stem from alleged incidents occurring between February and June of 2013 while Rose was off-duty," the department said.
Sheriff's officials in LA received information Sept. 7 from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department that Rose allegedly had sex with the girl.
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Rose was last assigned to the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Bureau.
He is being held in lieu of $325,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 16.
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