UPDATE 10/19:  Thaddeus Greenson of the Times Standard has written an excellent followup to this story. 

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A Humboldt Co. Sergeant formerly hailed for his heroic behavior was arrested today for sexual battery and sexual penetration with a foreign object.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

On 10-18-13 at approximately 0540 hours, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office – Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Jason Daniels (age 40) for violations of PC243.4 – Sexual Battery, and PC289(a)(1) – Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object. Both of these violations are alleged to have been committed against a single female victim (identity confidential) while Sgt. Daniels was on duty as a peace officer. 

Sgt. Daniels has been placed on administrative leave by the HCSO, pending the conclusion and outcome of the criminal investigation. 

The investigation continues and inquires should be directed to Chief Investigator Wayne Cox or Assistant District Attorney Kelly Neel at 707-445-7411.