Sheriff's deputy gets jail for having sex with teen

MARINA DEL REY - A 46-year-old Sheriff's deputy was ordered last Friday to spend 90 days in county jail as part of a five-year supervised probation sentence for having sex with a teenage girl.Deputy District Attorney Andrea Thompson said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark E. Windham also specified that Kenneth Alexander must spend at least 60 days in the county jail, but could serve the remaining 30 days on electronic monitoring. Alexander also must attend 52 weeks of sex offender counseling. In addition, the judge ordered that the defendant stay away from the victim and her mother during the probationary period. The suspended deputy also may not possess weapons while he is on probation. Alexander pleaded no contest in August to one count of oral copulation of a minor. He was charged last October and has been free on bail since turning himself in on Oct. 29, 2011. Alexander, who had been assigned to the Sheriff's Marina Del Rey Station, reportedly had sexual contact with the victim at her home over a five-month period in 2010 and 2011. She was 15 and 16 at the time, authorities said. He must start his jail term before Oct. 15, Thompson said. Alexander will be fired, sheriff's officials told the Los Angeles Times.

********** Published: September 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 23