An Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for investigation of sexual assault on a child.
John Beck, a deputy who works at the jail, was arrested over the weekend by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release. Beck has worked for Arapahoe County since 2009. Beck is not a certified law enforcement officer.
Beck has been placed on leave by the Arapahoe sheriff without pay while three counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust are pending, the news release said.
“I am disgusted by the nature of these charges,” Sheriff Dave Walcher said in the release. “Should the allegations prove to be true, his actions have not only forever impacted the lives of the victims, they have also cast a shadow on the great work our staff does every day in service to our community.”
Beck has had no interactions with juveniles as part of his job with the sheriff’s office, according to the release.
The case is under investigation in Pueblo County.