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Deputy booked on suspicion of having sex with girl in San Bernardino County

A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy who was booked on suspicion of having sex with an underage girl has been placed on leave, authorities said Tuesday.

Nathan Gastineau was released on $25,000 bail and was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, the department said.

A 10-year veteran deputy, Gastineau had been assigned to the Highland station.

He was booked Friday on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor after the department received a report that a deputy may have had sexual relations with a girl, according to authorities.


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I wonder if this puke is anything like the Sex Crimes detectives in the SBSD that used to view child porn, under the guise of "investigating"!

Yeah, and I'm sure that's all this idiot will get. See, cops can kill and rape, and the most they will get is a "suspended leave". Then the story disappears. Gotta love america.

Is he part of the Rialto deputies, who frequent Deja vu in Rialto, one of whom who got a stripper pregnant in their sheriffs lounge?

Well now, you're just a wealth of positive feedback, aren't you? Real courageous to kick a man when he's down on the basis of allegations only at this time.

This has been going on in the Explorers program for decades. Only an incredibly naive fool wouldn't have known about it.

Anyone who allows their daughter to join the program (or even the force for that matter) will get what they're asking for.

They'll hire anybody to be a cop anymore.

Is that "paid" administrative leave? If he is found guilty I hope they demand this money back! Just gross!

A sexual predator - and you don't put up his picture? Why? He is a sexual predator - even if it is an allegation - he was law enforcement. Citizens should be made aware of this by showing the mans picture.

There is a legitimate public concern when you have a law enforcement officer engaged in sexual predatory practices. Show his picture!

Stop giving these cops privileges.

I wouldn't be surprised if the victim's family are threaten by police. Next we will hear is the charges were dropped or there wasn't enough evidence. The cop should go to jail and serve life!


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