Prosecutors Thursday filed several sex charges against a former Irwindale, California police officer who allegedly molested a 14-year-old Explorer Scout. The officer was arrested Wednesday.
Daniel R. Camerano, 27, is accused of using a minor for sex acts, sending harmful matter, oral copulation of a person under 16, sexual penetration by a foreign object and two counts of contact with a minor for sexual offense, according to officials with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Camerano Wednesday morning. He was released from custody in lieu of $240,000 bail.
Camerano is expected to be arraigned July 15 at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
The alleged crimes began in May 2009 and continued through November 2012, according to the felony complaint issued by the D.A.’s office.
Camerano was an advisor to the Police Department’s Explorer Scouts Program.
He allegedly began a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl in the program and sent sexually suggestive text messages to another female Explorer, according to a press release from the D.A.’s office.
Police Chief Anthony Miranda said Camerano resigned from the department Tuesday. Camerano had been with the department for eight years. He was placed on paid administrative leave amid allegations he had inappropriate relationships with Explorer Scouts.