(The AEGIS Alliance) – A male deputy employed by the San Bernardino County sheriff’s office was apprehended after an investigation into accusations that he regularly sexually abused a young boy, according to officials on Monday.
Age 50 Yucca Valley man Jeremie Cox was under an investigation that began after the victim made a report against the deputy that claimed he had sexually abused him when he was young, officials with the San Bernardino County sheriff’s office stated in a press release.
The investigation ended with authorities arresting Jeremie Cox last Friday on suspicion of continual sexual assault of a child, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor as well as oral sexual relations with an individual under the age of 14.
The Sheriff’s Department pointed out that none of Cox’s criminal offenses had been committed while on the job and he no longer works for the department.
Sheriff Shannon Dicus stated Cox’s actions “contradicts what we stand for as a law enforcement agency and the department “will ensure this case is investigated completely and thoroughly.”
Cox was employed by the department for 25 years, his most recent assignment was to the Desert and Mountain Courts Division in the Morongo Basin that began in 2005, authorities mentioned.
Jail records revealed he continued to be in custody as of Monday and is being held on a $750,000 bond and had appeared in court on Tuesday.
Anyone who has relevant information concerning the investigation can call sheriff’s investigators at 909-387-3615. Anonymous tips may be submitted through 800-782-7463 or online at www.wetip.com.
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