San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Underage Sex With Girl He Mentored

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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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