SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with having sex with an underage girl in a mentorship program.

Authorities say Deputy Anthony Benjamin was charged Thursday with two counts of oral copulation of a person under age 18.

The 17-year-old girl Benjamin is accused of having sex with was a part of the Explorer program, which gives law enforcement training to 245 students between 14 1/2 and 21 years of age. The alleged incidents occurred during ride-alongs.

Each count carries a maximum of three years in prison. An arraignment has been scheduled for July 6.

Benjamin has been released on $100,000 bail.

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Comments (7)
  1. alan hart says:

    What? I thought you said it was an Explore her program.

  2. Windmill says:

    Is It My Imagination Or Is This Happening More And More . I Realize That There Is More Publicity Beause Of The Internet , However I Believe It’s The Actual Internet That Is Creating This Kind Of Behavior . Mischievous Young Girls Teasing On The Internet And A Man Who Becomes Hungry For What He See’s . I Somtimes Think That A Society Has Not Been Ready For The Unlimited Use Of The Creation Of Computers . I Hope That One Day Soon That We Have Some Limited Ability Of Curtailing Sex Obsessions Surfing On The Net .

    1. Wally Wharton says:

      Hey, Windbag–oops!– I mean, “WindMILL”– You say society is not yet ready for unlimited computer usage? Is THAT what you were trying to articulate within the realm of your oh-so very limited capacity to communicate? Maybe “Society” isn’t ready for the unlimited usage of YOUNG UNDERAGE GIRLS. Try thinking along THOSE lines, Genius. And STOP blaming the victims, you sexually-frustrated creep.

    2. mo says:

      Just curious, whats with capitalizing the first letter of every word you typed?

  3. ron says:

    typical sheriffs, no different than gang members, or other criminals, and that includes sex offenders

  4. Mike says:

    why can’t he just wait until she is 18? It’s just not worth it.

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