- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on a former Colorado undersheriff arrested for alleged exploitation and sexual harassment (all times local):

2 p.m.

A former Colorado undersheriff accused of sexually exploiting a minor and harassing 911 dispatchers has been ordered to stay away from seven alleged victims in the case.

A judge issued the restraining orders for former Lake County undersheriff Fernando Mendoza in court Wednesday. The judge also set his bond at $100,000 and said he must stay away from children if he is released.

Mendoza was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a grand jury.

District Attorney Bruce Brown told Denver’s KMGH-TV that Mendoza asked the minor to send him nude photos and used a camera taken from the sheriff’s office to watch her undressing.

Brown said Mendoza is also charged with two counts of second-degree official misconduct in connection with the sexual harassment allegations.

He was fired from the department several weeks ago. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

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8:20 a.m.

A former Colorado undersheriff has been arrested following a grand jury indictment on charges stemming from the alleged harassment of several 911 dispatchers and the alleged exploitation of a minor.

Former Lake County undersheriff Fernando Mendoza was arrested Tuesday and is being held without bond.

District Attorney Bruce Brown told Denver’s KMGH-TV that Mendoza asked the minor to send him nude photos and used a camera taken from the sheriff’s office to watch her undressing.

Brown said Mendoza is also charged with two counts of second-degree official misconduct in connection with the sexual harassment allegations.

Mendoza was fired from the department several weeks ago. It’s not known if he has a lawyer. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

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Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com


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