(Correctional Officer arrested)….Richard Sotelo was taken into custody earlier this week.
Imperial County Sheriff’s investigators say they received information alleging criminal misconduct by Sotelo on August 30th. As a result, Sotelo was placed on Paid Administrative Leave. Officials say, at the same time, an investigation was initiated.. The case was presented to the District Attorney’s office for review. A criminal complaint was approved. The arrest warrant issued this week charges Sotelo with 3 counts of sexual battery and one count of stalking. The suspect was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Investigators without incident. Sotelo was released after posting $25,000 bail. The suspect is employed as a Correctional Officer with the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department.