LOS ANGELES, CA — On February 16, 2012 Oscar Rodriguez, a 10-year veteran deputy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department last assigned to the Marina Del Rey Station was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for violation of Penal Code 288, Lewd Acts Upon a Child. The alleged acts were committed while Rodriguez was off-duty. Rodriguez, a resident of Los Angeles, was booked into the LAPD’s Metropolitan Detention Center. His bail was set at $100,000.
Bail Bonds are agreements, contracts between the court and the defendant. Once the defendant is bailed out, usually by a bail bonds company, the defendant is responsible for the entire bail, $100K in this case. If the defendant skips bail for any reason, they are required to either return to court or pay the $100K. If the defendant works with a bail bonds company, they pay the bail bonds company 10% of the total bail, $10K in this case.
LAPD officials have advised and been in contact with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who will be conducting their own separate internal investigation. Rodriguez was immediately relieved of duty by the Sheriff’s Department pending the outcome of both the criminal and administrative investigations. Anyone wishing to report a crime can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).