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L.A. County Deputy Arrested for Alleged Sex with Underage Girl

John Augustus Rose II, a 22 year veteran of the department, was arrested Thursday, according to a statement issued by the Sheriff’s DDeputyJohnRose2epartment.

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A decorated, veteran Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

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John August Rose II, a veteran L.A. County sheriff’s deputy was charged with 17 counts in alleged sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. (KTLA News)

John August Rose II, 43, was charged with 17 felony counts related to a relationship he allegedly had with a teenage girl who was part of a family he knew socially, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Rose, who has been a sheriff’s department deputy for 22 years, allegedly had the relationship with the girl from March to June.

Most recently assigned to the Community Oriented Policing Services Bureau, Rose had won the Medal of Valor in 2002 for saving a woman’s life during a fire, among other awards.

He faces 13 years in state prison, according to prosecutors, who asked that bail be set at $605,000, according to the DA’s office.

Rose is charged with four counts of a lewd act on a child, six counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, five counts of oral copulation of a person under 16, one count of contact with a  minor for sexual offense and one count of possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct, the DA’s office said.

Rose was taken into custody Sept. 12. His alleged victim was originally said in a statement from the sheriff’s department to be 14 or 15 years old.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was being held on $325,000 bail Friday following an arrest for allegedly having sex with an underage girl, authorities said.

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Deputy John Rose appears on CNN in 2002. (credit: CNN)

John Augustus Rose II, a 22-year veteran of the department, was taken into custody Thursday, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s department.

The statement said Rose, 43, was suspected of having sex with the 14-year-old girl while he was off duty.

The alleged incidents happened between February and June of 2013.

Rose was relieved of duty without pay, the sheriff’s department said.

The veteran deputy was most recently assigned to the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Bureau.

Over his career, he won several awards, including a Medal of Valor for saving a woman’s life during a fire in 2002.

He faces a felony charge of lewd acts on a child, and is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles.

jail-benchA 43-year-old deputy with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department was arrested Thursday for allegedly having sex with an underage girl.

John Augustus Rose II, a 22 year veteran of the department, was booked on suspicion of lewd acts with a child, according to a statement issued by the department.

The alleged incidents occurred between February and June of 2013 while Rose was off-duty, the statement said.

Rose was being held on $325,000 bail.  He was relieved of duty Thursday without pay.

The veteran deputy was most recently assigned to the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Bureau.

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