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Charlotte County Deputy arrested for Lewd and Lascivious conduct

Posted at 7:03 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 08:16:29-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.  — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of one of its deputies.

CCSO says Major Crimes detectives arrested Charlotte County Deputy Marty Allen for Lewd and Lascivious conduct.

An investigation that started on February 9th revealed that Allen was conversing with someone online who he thought to be fifteen years old.

Multiple inappropriate requests were made by Allen to include asking if the fifteen-year-old would move in him in.

Allen arranged a meet up with the fifteen-year-old. At that time deputies arrested him.

“Deputy Allen has broken his oath and that sacred trust that is expected as a law enforcement officer, instead, choosing to prey upon those he swore to serve and protect.

This cannot and will not be tolerated,” states Sheriff Prummell.

Many of the conversations with Allen were done while on duty.

The Sheriffs Office says Allen has been placed on administrative leave without pay at the moment.

This investigation is still ongoing.