San Bernardino, California –
Authorities say a deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested on suspicion of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a teenage girl participating in the department’s youth Explorer program.
The department says in a statement Deputy David Israel Ceballos was arrested Friday on charges of sexual intercourse and sexual penetration with a foreign object on a minor. His bail was set at $100,000.
It says the 14-year veteran started a sexual relationship with the 17-year-old after meeting her in mid-2016. She is now 18.
They say other Explorer scouts reported Ceballos to a deputy serving as an Explorer advisor and that started an investigation. There are no other known alleged victims at this time.
The department says 34-year-old Ceballos was placed on paid leave pending a separate administrative investigation.