A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to one year in jail for allegedly groping a 15-year-old girl whose father was in the hospital. According to this news report, the 45-year-old courtroom bailiff from Long Beach pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of committing lewd acts with a minor.
The deputy was sentenced to three years probation and will be required to register as a sex offender. Officials say the victim was a daughter of the man’s friend, who was in the hospital. The deputy was relieved from duty at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
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