Paso Robles police officer accused of on-duty rape, assault
–Paso Robles police sergeant Christopher McGuire is on paid administrative leave as the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department investigates allegations of on-duty rape, according to a report. The officer allegedly assaulted several women while on the job. Paso Robles hired McGuire in late 2012.
Paso Robles Police Chief Ty Lewis responded to the allegations with the following:
Regretfully, one of our own has been accused of tarnishing our badge. Sergeant Christopher McGuire was placed on leave on May 9th after allegations surfaced that he may have committed a serious criminal act (I cannot comment on the specifics at this point). I immediately took these allegations to the DA and Sheriff’s Departments, while simultaneously placing him on paid leave.
While these allegations surfaced over a month ago, we have been fully cooperating with these outside agencies as they thoroughly investigate this matter. Additionally, once the Sheriff’s Department investigation progresses far enough along, my Department stands ready to conduct a personnel investigation using an independent investigator. We are committed to uncovering the truth, whatever that may be, and taking appropriate action based on that information.
I realize these are serious allegations, so I hope you can help me deliver an important message to our community. I want every community member to know that despite the serious allegations against this particular employee, the men and women of the PRPD are dedicated and ethical public servants. Our officers honorably wear our badge and stand ready to protect and serve our fine community every day.
I remain committed to addressing whatever questions come our way honestly, providing as much information as I can. However, I am limited in my ability to comment further because an investigation is ongoing and state labor laws limit the information I can release.
No further information is available at this time. Updates will be posted as the case develops.
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