John Augustus Rose II, 43, a veteran Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, was charged with 17 felony counts of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The alleged relationship with the 15-year-old girl, described as a member of a family Rose was acquaintances with, began in March and continued through June.
An investigation was launched after sheriff officials were alerted by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. He was arrested and relieved of duty without pay. Rose is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including oral copulation of a person under 16, lewd acts on a child, sexual penetration by a foreign object, possession of matter showing a minor engaging in sexual conduct and contact with a minor for sexual offense. If convicted, Rose will face more than 13 years in state prison.