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O.C. deputy to be arraigned on sex abuse

April 7, 2009 7:34:34 AM PDT
A veteran Orange County Sheriff's deputy is to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of sexually abusing a child younger than 14. Deputy Wilbert Dale Garcia was arrested Friday afternoon in a traffic stop in Murrieta. The 49-year-old Garcia was arrested following an investigation, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Garcia is a 19-year veteran of law enforcement who worked in Laguna Niguel and other south county areas.

He's being held on one count of continual sexual abuse of a child and two counts of aggravated child sexual assault.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says deputies are reviewing evidence to see if there could be other victims.

Garcia is held on $250,000 bail.


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