A former Ontario cop is free on bail after he was arrested under the suspicion of having unlawful sex with a 17-year-old girl het met while on duty, authorities announced on Friday.
Tyler Stone, 30, surrendered to the San Bernardino County Sherriff’s Department on Thursday night, according to the Los Angeles Times. A county judge issued an arrest warrant on the Ontario cop for two charges of oral copulation with a person under 18, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, and annoying or molesting a child under 18.
Stone was a former Ontario police officer. He worked for the Ontario Police Department for less than four years, the source says. Stone was also working with the department until Dec. 22, when he sent in his resignation letter after San Bernardino County detectives opened an investigation on him and department suspended him. However, ABC 7 says that Stone’s alleged actions began in November after the Ontario Police Department learned about the alleged illegal relationship between him and the underage victim.
Police officials said that Stone “met the victim while he was on duty and later developed a sexual relationship with her.” Stone coerced the teenage girl into having a sexual relationship with him. He allegedly molested the girl once in Ontario and again at his home in Rancho Cucamonga while he was off-duty.
Stone then surrendered to authorities. He was later booked into jail, where he posted a $150,000. Stone was then released around 3:30 a.m. on early Friday morning. No arraignment date has been set for Stone’s court date.
There is also no information on whether this is the first time Stone has coerced an underage girl into an sexual relationship. Not much is known about the Ontario cop. His former colleagues haven’t spoken out about Stone’s behavior and life. There haven’t been any other charges against Stone while he worked with the Ontario Police Department.
This isn’t the only police officer that’s in trouble with the law. Three Toronto police officers were recently charged with sexual assault. The officers from 51 Division appeared in court after allegedly attacking a female member of the Toronto police. The three cops have been charged with sexual assault and gang sexual assault in an alleged attack on a woman in December, according to The Star.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says that anyone that has any information about this investigation or this Ontario cop is urged to call Detective John Everman or Sergeant Dana Foster at (909) 387-3615.
[Image: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Patricia Didelot]