CHP officer arrested for abusing a teenage girl

Via Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office

YREKA, Calif.-- A California Highway Patrol officer has been arrested on a charge of a lewd act with a minor.

Yreka police say Daniel Deal is accused of abusing a teenage girl between the ages of 14 and 15. Police are investigating if there are more possible victims.

California Highway Patrol says it takes the charges seriously as it does in all investigations, and will also be conducting it's own administrative investigation in conjunction with the Yreka Police Department.

"These allegations that have been brought forward are disturbing," CHP Officer Justin Pollock said. "CHP takes an allegation of misconduct by its employees--whether on or off duty very seriously."

Deal has been taken off patrol and will remain on administrative duties.

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