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Former Humboldt County deputy facing two counts of felony sexual assault

EUREKA - A former Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff is facing two counts of felony sexual assault against an adult victim along with a reduced misdemeanor charge for another victim.

According to District Attorney Maggie Fleming at a preliminary hearing for defendant Jason Daniels, the victims described non-consensual contact occurring several months apart in 2013 while Daniels was a deputy sheriff.

The victims reported the crimes in December of that year and early last year. Daniels is no longer employed by the county as of February 2014. Charges were filed against him in October of last year. Daniels will be arraigned on all three charges April 7.