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LA sex crimes detective arrested on suspicion of raping teen

November 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old girl in a case he was investigating.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Neil Kimball was taken into custody Friday after a months-long investigation.

It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

The alleged attack occurred in November 2017 in Ventura County. Officials say the 45-year-old detective is with the special victims unit and met the girl while working on a case.

He could face charges including rape and preventing or dissuading a victim from testifying.

The newspaper says Kimball has investigated dozens of molestation cases.

Kimball was previously investigated in 2009 after a woman claimed he grabbed her and tried to make her touch his genitals. No charges were filed in that case.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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