Los Angeles County Sheriff's Detective Arrested on Suspicion of Rape

LASD arrests detective on suspicion of rape

A detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been arrested on suspicion of felony rape by force, and felony witness tampering, ABC 7 news reported Monday. 

The report says Detective Neil Kimball, 45, is being held on $2 million bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Dacility in downtown Los Angeles. Charges haven't been filed yet against the detective, who worked for the department's Special Victims Bureau. 

The investigation into Kimball began after a report was provided to the LASD by a member of the public. 

"The alleged conduct occurred during the scope of the employee's assignment with the Department's Special Victims Bureau," a statement provided to ABC 7 News said. "ICIB Investigators determined that the alleged crime occurred in the County of Ventura and reached out to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office to assist them with the case."

Kimball was assigned to the department's Special Victims Bureau, and was responsible for investigating crimes related to sexual abuse and assault, including crimes against minors. The arrest comes following a lengthy investigation by the Internal Crimes Investigations Bureau, which is the primary agency that handles cases related to employees with the sheriff's department. 

Kimball has been relieved of duty with pay, the LASD said. 

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