HCSO Sergeant arrested for Sexual Battery after alleged on duty incident

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The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office – Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Jason Daniels (age 40) for violations of PC243.4 – Sexual Battery, and PC289(a)(1) – Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object. The arrest happened early Friday morning. Both of these violations are alleged to have been committed against a single female victim (identity confidential) while Sgt. Daniels was on duty as a peace officer.

Sgt. Daniels has been placed on administrative leave by the HCSO, pending the conclusion and outcome of the criminal investigation.