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Sacramento County deputy arrest in child molest case

A longtime Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy who lives in South County was arrested Tuesday for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old boy.

The deputy, identified as Donald Black, has worked for Sacramento County for at least 10 years, said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies developed information that Black had molested the victim, who is now 21, for several years starting when he was 14, Royal said.

Detectives contacted Black at his work in Sacramento County and took him into custody Tuesday afternoon.

He is being charged with five counts of lewd acts on a child 14 or younger, Royal said.

It is not known at the point if there are other victims, Royal said, adding that the investigation is ongoing.

Black was booked into county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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