Arizona deputy fired for alleged sexual contact with 15-year-old boy

Mar 4, 2016, 10:56 AM
Deputy Scott Strobel (Pinal County Sheriff's Office Photo)
(Pinal County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX — A sheriff’s deputy from Arizona was fired Friday after he was charged with having sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said it first received information in November that Deputy Scott Strobel had sexual conduct with the boy and launched and internal investigation. Strobel was reassigned during the investigation.

The information said 47-year-old Strobel had sexual conduct with the boy in 2005.

“When allegations such as these are brought forward, I have a duty to investigate fully and immediately remove the employee from public duty,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said in a release.

PCSO turned over its investigation to the county attorney and Strobel was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of child luring.

“It is disturbing to hear these allegations, but the results of our investigation and the grand jury indictment, show that nobody is above the law and we are prepared to hold any offender accountable for their criminal acts,” Babeu said.

Strobel was part of the sheriff’s office for 14 years.

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