Utah County Sheriff’s deputy arrested on child sex abuse charges

Gerald Salcido. Photo: Utah County Sheriff's Office

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, Jan. 5, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A deputy with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Friday on multiple child sex abuse-related charges out of Maricopa County, Arizona, according to a news release from the UCSO.

Gerald Salcido, 63, is in custody, with extradition charges pending.

The UCSO was contacted by officials in Maricopa County on Friday in regard to a felony warrant for Salcido.

“Courts in Arizona have an open case against Salcido for charges including multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor and at least one charge of molestation of a child. All of these charges are felony charges,” the news release states.

The Arizona court set bail for Salcido at $75,000.

Salcido previously was employed with another police agency and has been a sheriff’s deputy with Utah County for 14 years.

He is currently on unpaid administrative leave.

According to the news release, “The charges in Maricopa county stem from allegations before Salcido was employed with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. Orem Police assisted in this case and arrested Salcido and booked him into a jail outside of Utah County.”


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