Sheriffs deputy arrested on suspicion of groping teenage girl in Vista

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Friday on suspicion of groping a teenage girl two months ago at a Vista restaurant.Timothy Wilson Jr., who is assigned to detentions enforcement at Vista Jail, allegedly fondled the 14-year-old’s buttocks at about 7 p.m. on March 21 while standing in line behind her at a Panda Express on Main Street, near South Santa Fe Avenue, then hurried out of the business and fled in a black sedan, according to Sheriff Bill Gore.On March 21, a 14-year old girl reported that a man grabbed her buttock while she was waiting in line at the Panda Express in Vista.Video Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. KUSI Newsroom, John Soderman, May 18, 2018 Sheriff’s deputy arrested on suspicion of groping teenage girl in Vista Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, John Soderman Updated: 10:11 PM On April 9, a Crime Stoppers bulletin with video was issued to the media seeking help from the public in identifying the suspect.A month later, on May 9, a Sheriff’s employee recognized Timothy Wilson Jr. as a possible look-a-like to the suspect and notified the department.Wilson, 32, is a ten-year employee of the Sheriff’s Department and was working as a Detentions Deputy at the Vista Jail. Detectives immediately set about to confirm the identity of the suspect.Wilson was arrested at the Vista Detention Facility around noon today and charged with one count of a felony lewd act on a child.He was booked into Central Jail and immediately placed on unpaid Administrative Leave pending the internal investigation and the criminal case which we are working on in conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office.“I am deeply disappointed with Mr. Wilson’s conduct but proud of the men and women of this department who do not tolerate criminal acts in the community or within their own ranks,” said Sheriff Bill Gore.The public is asked to come forward if they have information on this case or any other case where Wilson might be involved. Those with information can call the Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Unit at (858) 974-2316 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 for anonymous tips. Posted: May 18, 2018last_img

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