PoliceOne Staff Report (CASTLE ROCK, Colo.) -- Five sheriff's deputies are being investigated to determine whether they had sex with an 18-year-old female Explorer Scout, the Denver Post has reported.
The Douglas County lawmen have been placed on paid leave while the investigation takes place, the newspaper said.
Under the Explorer Scout program run by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, youths ages 15 to 21, in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, are given a chance to observe the department's operations.
Details of the alleged sex scandal were not immediately available. But sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tim Moore told the newspaper that the probe began last week when rumors spread around the department over alleged sexual misconduct by some officers.