A Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy is out of jail and on leave, accused of molesting a child.
“Safe to say he has a number of issues that he is going to be dealing with in the weeks and months to come,” said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.
Deputy Donald Black first popped up on the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department’s radar not long ago when a young man walked through their door, saying he had been molested several times back in 2006 to 2008 when he was only 14 years old
“We are charged with a job to do. We hold our self-accountable and as such we took this case serious,” Royal said.
While Sheriff Royal says they took it seriously, it wasn’t an easy case – especially for him.
“For me, it is very disappointing … I was with the Sacramento Sheriff’s office. Donald Black worked for me as a Sargent in the jail,” Royal said.
Royal says his office contacted the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department on their way to arrest Donald Black, a 23-year veteran who had just reported to work.
He was booked into Nevada County Jail and, after a few hours, made his $100,000 bail.
“I think his career in law enforcement is done,” Royal said.
As for the victim, it is far from over.
“He is cooperating with us and I think that is a positive in light the total circumstances,” Royal said.