FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor for several years.
Thirty-seven-year-old Leon Campbell was arrested by Lauderhill Police, Thursday. He has been charged with sexual assault of a teenager and promoting sexual activity of a minor.
Campbell was released from jail Friday afternoon but did not want to speak with 7News crews.
Campbell has been a deputy since January 2008 and was most recently assigned to the Pompano Beach district.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has released a statement in response to the incident which read, “Deputy Leon Campbell’s actions are a reflection of himself and not the hard-working, dedicated men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. ”
According to the arrest report, Campbell had sex with the victim several years ago when she was 15 years old. That relationship, officials said, lasted for several years.
A family member recently reported the relationship to police who said, according to the police report, “Campbell had tied her up, spanked her with a whip and put a collar around her neck with a leash attached.”
Lauderhill Police then looked over the complaint. “It developed into some sort of relationship between Campbell and the minor,” said Lauderhill Police Lt. Mike Santiago. “It wasn’t up until May, where we received this information, and that’s when we started the investigation.”
Campbell was released from jail on $15,000 bond.
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