75-Year-Old Volunteer Sheriff’s Ranger Arrested For Lewd Acts With a Child in Phelan

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A 75-year-old volunteer ranger with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department was arrested Thursday for allegedly committing lewd acts with a child under the age of 14.

Jerry Dalton was taken into custody in Phelan and booked into the West Valley Detention Center, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

His arrest came after an “extensive investigation” by detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, the news release stated.

Dalton’s volunteer status with the department was terminated as soon as officials were made aware of his alleged misconduct, according to the release.

Anyone with information regarding this incident was asked to call Detective Jennifer Burkhart of the Crimes Against Children Detail at 909-387-3615.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous were urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip websitewww.wetip.com