TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A detention officer with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was placed on leave after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a teenager.
The PCSO confirmed the officer was arrested by the Mesa Police Department early Friday, Jan. 11.
The officer has been with the PCSO since April 2009. The alleged victim is 15 years old.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.
“We take these allegations extremely seriously and we are working with the Mesa Police Department as well as conducting our own internal affairs investigation," the PCSO said in a news release.