Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Corrections Deputy Carlos Lopez Arrested for Sexual Assault

A Mendocino County corrections deputy found himself on the wrong side of cell bars after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman as she was being released from jail.

Authorities say Carlos Alberto Lopez was booked into Mendocino County Jail Tuesday after he was accused of unlawfully touching the woman as she was being released.

Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman says the arrest of the 38-year-old Lopez comes after investigations by the Sheriff's Department internal affairs division and the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office.

Lopez was released after posting $15,000 bail. He has been placed on paid administrative leave.


Information from: The Press Democrat,

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