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V.C. officer arrested for child molestation

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

September 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Ventura County Sheriff's deputy was arrested for child molestation after he surrendered to authorities Sunday. Thomas Triplett, 40, Camarillo, was arrested for child molestation and oral copulation with a person under the age of 18.

Triplett was a 15-year veteran of the sheriff's department.

Detectives believe the crimes happened over a period of several years.

The deputy's bail was set at $500,000.

Triplett was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigations.