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Tip leads to arrest of Lake County deputy suspected of paying for sex

Sgt. Scott Stone
Sgt. Scott Stone

A tip from a citizen has resulted in the arrest of a veteran Lake County sheriff’s deputy on the suspicion he paid for sex.

Sgt. Scott Allan Stone was booked Wednesday afternoon at the Lake County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of solicitation of a prostitute. He was released after posting $1,000 bond.

Stone has been with the sheriff’s office since 2005.

This past March an investigation into Stone’s conduct was launched after the sheriff’s office received “vague information from a citizen who advised there was a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office who was possibly paying for sex.”

Investigators believe he paid for sex between June 2021 and February of this year, with at least one incident happening while he was on duty, according to the sheriff’s office.

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