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San Diego County deputy accused of lewd acts with a child in Riverside County


Last updated 3/23/2018 at 1:55pm

A San Diego County sheriff's deputy was free on bail today following his arrest by Riverside County authorities on suspicion of lewd acts with a child.

Sam Thomas Knight, 40, was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of lewd acts with a child and child molestation, according to Riverside County jail records. He was released the following day on $65,000 bail.

Details of the alleged crimes were not immediately available.

San Diego County sheriff's officials said Knight has been placed on leave and relieved of his law-enforcement authority.

"The Sheriff's Department was made aware of this investigation from the beginning and cooperated fully with the Riverside sheriff's detectives,'' San Diego sheriff's officials said. "The sheriff's department has no comment

on Mr. Knights' current arrest.''


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