Accused Douglas County sheriff's deputy fired

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) -- Douglas County sheriff's officials have fired a deputy who was suspended during an investigation into inappropriate text messages involving a juvenile.

Robert M. French was arrested Friday on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and was freed after posting a $50,000 bond. The sheriff's office said he was terminated Monday for department policy violations and alleged criminal conduct.

Details of the alleged conduct haven't been released, but Sgt. Ron Hanavan has said it occurred while French was off duty.

French has an unlisted phone number and couldn't be reached for comment. Sheriff's officials didn't know whether he has an attorney who could comment for him.

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