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Police officer arrested for sex crimes against a child

By Mason White 4:12 PM September 25, 2017
Police car (illustration)
Police car (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) Police in Florida, have announced that they arrested one of their own after he was accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Florida Highway Patrol Officer 32-year-old Chad Corriveau was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Police did not yet release much information about the crime, such as the age of the victim or the circumstances of the crime. However, they promised to give more information to the public in the coming days.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that Corriveau was placed on paid leave and that he was released from jail after posting bail.

In their statement, police said: “The Florida Highway Patrol takes these matters very seriously, and has placed the trooper on administrative leave pending the criminal investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

“Additionally, a thorough administrative investigation is being conducted simultaneously regarding the allegations and the actions of the trooper, and appropriate disciplinary action will be immediately taken based on the outcome of the investigation.”