A decorated California sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on teen sex charges.
Ken Skogen was placed on leave in May after prosecutors began investigating claims that the Placer County sheriff’s deputy had engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old volunteer with the sheriff’s department.
The claims against the 35-year-old law enforcement officer date back to 2011, when another deputy reported that Skogen had a questionable relationship with the teen.
Skogen was awarded a public safety officer medal for valor in 2009 after pulling an elderly woman from a burning home.
The following year, his 3-year-old daughter fatally shot herself after finding one of Skogen’s personal guns loaded while playing with him in their garage.
The deputy was not charged in that case.
He is scheduled to appear next month in court in the teen sex case.
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