VENTURA (CBSLA) – A Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy is out on bail Monday following his arrest for alleged sexual battery against a female inmate.

Deputy Leonard Lopez was arrested Sunday after the alleged victim earlier this month told a jail staff member that he she had been sexually assaulted by a deputy while being housed at the county’s Pre-Trial Detention Facility (PTDF), according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Clark.

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After collecting statements and video evidence, investigators later determined Lopez entered the inmate’s cell during the early morning hours of Sept. 6 and touched her “intimate body parts over her clothing”, Clark said.

The victim had been housed in a segregated area of the facility, away from other general population inmates, and Lopez had been assigned to work as a security deputy in that specific area, according to investigators.

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Deputy Leonard Lopez (Photo via VCSD)

Upon learning Lopez was identified as a potential suspect, he was immediately removed from the jail area and later placed on administrative leave.

On Sunday, Lopez was arrested and booked on a felony charge of sexual battery. He was later released on $20,000 bail.

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He is schedule to appear in court on Oct. 8.