Utah County deputy arrested on child sex abuse charges out of Arizona

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. (News4Utah) – A Utah County Sheriff’s deputy is accused of multiple child sex abuse related charges.

Utah County Sheriff’s Office says it was contacted by law enforcement officials in Maricopa County, Arizona about a felony warrant for Gerald Salcido, 63. Salcido is accused of multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor and at least one charge of child molestation, according to a news release Friday.

An Arizona court set a bail amount of $75,000.00.

Salcido has been a deputy with the Utah County Sheriff'’s Office for 14 years. He is currently on unpaid administrative leave.

Utah County Sheriff’s Office says the charges in Maricopa County stem from allegations before Salcido was employed with Utah County.

Orem police assisted in this case and arrested Salcido and booked him into a jail outside of Utah County.

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