Sgt. Scott Stone, a deputy from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution on Wednesday, July 13.
According to an LCSO press release, one incident allegedly occurred while he was on duty.
According to the release, Sgt. Scott Stone’s investigation began in March 2022 after the sheriff’s office received “vague information from a citizen who advised there was a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office who was possibly paying for sex.”
According to the statement, the information was immediately given to the Special Investigations Unit, with detectives following up on public tips, speaking with sources, and “reviewing digital forensics.”
The alleged activity took place between June 2021 and February 2022. Stone surrendered to the authorities and was held on a $1,000 bond. Disciplinary actions are currently being taken.
However, Lt. John Herrell stated in the release that “details of this case have been sealed by the court; thus, no further information can be released without a further court order.”