California deputy suspected of assaulting female inmates

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women in custody at a Southern California jail. Officials say the 30-year-old deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department could face charges including assault under the color of authority and sexual activity between a peace officer and inmate. An investigation began Aug. 8 when staff at Theo Lacy jail intercepted unspecified communication that described the alleged misconduct.  The deputy is suspected of establishing an inappropriate relationship with two female inmates starting in May.

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