Central Oregon DailyFormer Deschutes County deputy accused of sharing sexual images of woman

Former Deschutes County deputy accused of sharing sexual images of woman

Former Deschutes County deputy accused of sharing sexual images of woman

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A former Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy is facing multiple official misconduct charges which includes allegedly releasing an image of a woman who was engaged in sexual conduct “with the intent to harass, humiliate or injure” her.

The Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office announced Ron Brown, 58, faces three counts of first degree official misconduct and one count of Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image.

According to court documents filed Monday, the DA’s office says all four charges were for acts that were meant for Brown’s “sexual gratification.”

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The first two incidents came on Aug. 29, 2021, the documents say. Brown allegedly transferred an image or video that was unauthorized from his official duties. He also allegedly caused an “identifiable image” of a woman engaged in sexual conduct to be disclosed. Central Oregon Daily News is not identifying the woman

The second two incidents came on Dec. 30, 2021. According to the documents, Brown obtained personal belongings of the same woman and directed the woman to get into his car.

The charges do not expressly say whether Brown was on duty at the time all of these incidents took place.

The sheriff’s office also announced Monday that Brown was placed on administrative leave on Jan. 12 and his gun and badge were taken away. The sheriff’s office said it had opened an internal investigation and Oregon State Police began a criminal probe.

Brown has since retired from the department, the sheriff’s office said. He has been ordered to appear in court on Nov. 29.

 

 

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