By Yesenia Robles
BRIGHTON - Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr on Friday expressed disappointment about a deputy who has been arrested for suspicion of sexual assault on a child.
"This is a violation of the public trust," Darr said at a news conference. "It's always disappointing when one of our own is accused."
Henry Ford, 37, who was arrested on Thursday, is an eight-year veteran of the department who was assigned to the detention facility. Darr said the incident was unrelated to Ford's work.
Documents in the case were immediately sealed, and Darr said that limited his ability to say much about the case.
The investigation started Wednesday, although it is unclear what information prompted the investigation. Darr also did not answer questions about the victim or whether the alleged assault constituted a pattern of abuse.
Evidence was gathered quickly enough to make an arrest Thursday. Darr said the deputy was not placed on leave before the arrest was made, and the sheriff would not comment about where or how the arrest took place.
The investigation is ongoing but will be turned over to the district attorney's office so prosecutors can evaluate what charges to formally file.