LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy is denying allegations that he had sex with a teenage relative.
County prosecutors say 34-year-old Deputy Orlando Denison pleaded not guilty Friday to two sex-related charges, both of them felonies. He faces up to three years and eight months in state prison if convicted.
Prosecutors allege the offenses occurred in July 2010 and involve a female relative who was 16 at the time.
Denison was arrested at his Long Beach home Thursday. Bail was set for $100,000.
Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said the department has begun the process of relieving Denison without pay.
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