Sheriff's Deputy behind bars for engaging in sexual acts

Imperial Valley

Sheriff's Deputy behind bars for engaging in sexual acts

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EL CENTRO, CA (13 On Your Side) - Imperial County Sheriff's Deputies arrest one of their own - for using his position to engage in oral sex. 

35-year-old Stephen Lankford was taken into custody yesterday and remains behind bars tonight.  

He's accused of forcing a 29-year-old woman from El Centro to give him oral sex. 

The victim filed a complaint in February. Lankford has been placed on administrative leave.

If found guilty, he could face up to eight years in prison.     

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