Teller County Sheriff’s deputy fired

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. —  A Teller County Sheriff’s Deputy is out a job after being arrested for sexual misconduct.

Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger said 33 year old Carlos Minguela was arrested Wednesday after an investigation began earlier in the day. Minguela is charged with a felony count of Sexual Conduct in a Correctional Institution, and a misdemeanor charge of Official Misconduct.

“As Sheriff of Teller County, public trust and integrity are at the forefront of my sworn duties to the citizens of our county,” Ensminger said. “It saddens me to have one of our deputies arrested; but when an employee engages in criminal actions, they violate public trust and must be held accountable for their behavior.”

Ensminger noted that the detectives from the sheriff’s office met with the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Wednesday prior to Minguela’s arrest.

“This joint investigation has been conducted with the utmost integrity, as is every one of our investigations,” Sheriff Ensminger added.

Because it is an on-going investigation, details concerning the case cannot be release, Ensminger said.

According to the sheriff, Minguela has been employed with Teller County Sheriff’s Office since May 23, 2014, assigned to the detention facility. He was taken to the criminal justice center in Colorado Springs. He appears in court today.



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