Deputy of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Charge With Lewd Acts with a Minor
John Augustus Rose, A deputy of the Los Angeles county sheriff’s department was arrested after allegations of him having sexual relation with an underage girl arose.
When the sheriff’s department became aware of the allegations against deputy Rose, they immediately commenced an investigation to look into the matter. Rose, was arrested on Thursday afternoon following that investigation.
“He has been honored by the supervisors as well as others. Some even say that he’s a pillar of the community. Having said all of that, he violated the law, took advantage of someone that was vulnerable,” said Steve Whitmore, the L.A. sheriff’s department spokesman.
Rose, 43, has been with the sheriff’s department for 22 year and he has been awarded many awards, including a Medal of Valor in 2002 for saving an armed suicidal woman’s life who was trapped in the Curve Fire.
Rose is currently relieved of duty without pay and is being held at bail amount of %325,000 at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. He has been booked for felony lewd acts with a child 14 years of age.