Former Upland Police Probationary Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault

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Joshua Duarte is shown in a photo posted on the Upland Police Department's Facebook page on Aug. 19, 2019.

Joshua Duarte is shown in a photo posted on the Upland Police Department’s Facebook page on Aug. 19, 2019.

A former probationary officer with the Upland Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, officials announced Tuesday.

Joshua Duarte, 31, was arrested in Upland by the Pomona Police Department on Jan. 11, authorities said in a news release.

The alleged crime occurred while Duarte was off duty and it is believed to be an “isolated incident with no additional victims,” Pomona police said.

No further details about the allegations have been released.

Duarte had been a probationary officer for less than five months before being “released from his duties” the day of his arrest, Upland Police Chief Darren Goodman said in a statement.

The investigation is ongoing and the case has been turned over to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with additional information about the incident can call the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085.

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