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Bexar County detention officer arrested on aggravated sexual assault of a child charge

(Photo: SBG San Antonio)

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations unit arrested a county deputy on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge Saturday.

Detention Officer Clayton Saunders was placed on administrative leave late Wednesday and a no-contact order was issued. Further investigation led his formal arrest on Saturday. The sheriff's office released the following statement.:

Today, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations deputies arrested Clayton Saunders, a BCSO Detention Deputy, on a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. The warrant was issued earlier today.
Saunders had been placed on Administrative Leave and a no-contact order was issued on January 24, 2018 in this case, which is being investigated criminally by the San Antonio Police Department. Bexar County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigators are working jointly with SAPD and Child Protective Services in the criminal investigation. BCSO Internal Affairs is conducting a separate but concurrent administrative investigation into the matter. Saunders will remain on Administrative Leave pending further investigation. He has been employed with the BCSO since 2013.
Sheriff Javier Salazar stated: "The allegations against this employee are in no way a reflection on the vast majority of BCSO employees who continue to protect and serve our community with honor and distinction every day. The BCSO will continue to work with our partner agencies to ensure justice is served”

Saunders is charged with felony aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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