A man working as a deputy sheriff in Southern California was arrested last week after authorities said he was charged with “constant sexual abuse of a child.”
The man, identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as Jeremy Cox, 50, was arrested Sept. 17. Cox was arrested by detectives with the department’s Special Investigations Division at an address found at Joshua Tree’s Twentin Palms petrol station. Daily Press. In nearby Victorville
At the time of his arrest, Cox was working as a sheriff’s deputy in the Morango Basin Desert / Mountain Court Division, according to the press release. Cox worked with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 25 years and began working in the court division of the Morango Basin in late 2005, officials said.
Cox was arrested on suspicion of “continuous sexual abuse of a child,” “oral sex with a 14-year-old man,” and “obscene and obscene acts with a child.”
The department said “no offense” Cox has been charged with as deputy sheriff at the time. Authorities began investigating Cox’s alleged crimes when a man, not publicly identified, told authorities Cox had sexually abused her as a child. The Sheriff’s Department did not specify the age of the accused, his age at the time of the alleged abuse, or the years during which the alleged abuse was committed.
Cox was arrested and taken to the San Bernardino County Central Detention Center, where he was released on 750,000 bail.
The department added that Cox is not an employee of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Shannon Dex., Who has worked for the sheriff’s department since the early 1990s and was appointed sheriff by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors earlier this summer, said the department’s release was against Cox. The allegations will be “fully and thoroughly” investigated.
“It’s very disturbing when a member of this department behaves in a way that is against our position as a law enforcement agency,” Dax said.
Those with knowledge of the allegations facing Cox have been asked to contact authorities through the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Investigation Division topline. An anonymous tipline is also available to individuals who believe they have relevant information but are unwilling to share their personal information with investigators, officials said.
Newsweek The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was contacted for further comment but did not respond to a request for comment.