The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of the arrest of one of our non-certified deputy sheriffs. John Beck was arrested over the weekend by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office for three counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in position of trust. In keeping with Sheriff’s Office policy, he was immediately placed on leave without pay.
“I am disgusted by the nature of these charges,” said Sheriff Dave Walcher. “Should the allegations prove to be true, his actions have not only forever impacted the lives of the victims; they have also cast a shadow on the great work our staff does every day in service to our community.”
Prior to being placed on leave, Beck was a non-certified deputy sheriff serving in the detention facility. He has been employed with the Sheriff’s Office since January of 2009. At no time during his employment at the Sheriff’s Office did he have any interaction with juveniles.
To maintain the integrity of the Pueblo County case, which remains an active investigation, no additional information or agency photo will be released at this time.