- Associated Press - Friday, March 1, 2019

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - A Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputy who pursued sex with an alleged domestic violence victim was suspended in January for 30 days without pay.

The Peninsula Daily News reports Deputy Michael Leiter returned to work Feb. 6 after apologizing for violating department policy.

A sheriff’s office report says Leiter violated policy by making an “unwelcome solicitation of a person or sexual relationship while on duty or through one’s official capacity” and for using his work cellphone to text the woman for personal reasons.

The report says 45 text message were exchanged between Leiter and the woman from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4.

According to Sheriff’s Office records, the woman revealed the text messages to the sheriff’s office as she was attempting to bail out a Kitsap County man who allegedly assaulted her Dec. 30 at 7 Cedars Casino.


Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com

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