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Deputy arrested for unlawful sex

Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Skogen was arrested Thursday by investigators from the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, according to a press release.

Skogen has been charged with four felony counts stemming from a 2011 relationship the deputy had with a 17-year-old victim who, at the time, was a volunteer with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.

The felony complaint filed against Skogen in the Placer County Superior Court alleges one count of unlawful sex with a minor, one count of oral copulation with a minor, one count of meeting with a minor for the purposes of having sex and one count of communicating with a minor for the purposes of engaging in lewd or lascivious behavior.

The investigation began after the Placer County Sheriff’s Office received information from another deputy that Skogen had allegedly been involved in an inappropriate relationship with the victim.

Given that Deputy Skogen, the reporting deputy, and the victim all worked at the Sheriff’s Office at the time of the alleged offense, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office requested that the District Attorney’s Office conduct an investigation into allegations made against Skogen. That investigation led to the charges filed in the criminal complaint.

Skogen’s bail was set at $100,000, which he posted. He is scheduled for arraignment on the charges on Aug. 4.


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The Union Updated Jul 12, 2014 12:53AM Published Jul 12, 2014 10:00AM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.