An El Paso police detective has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused a child.
Police said in a statement Tuesday that 46-year-old Juan Gardea was taken into custody a day earlier by detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children unit.
Authorities say the arrest came after a complaint of assault was made last weekend against Gardea, who's a 19-year veteran of the department.
Gardea was booked into the El Paso County jail on a $100,000 bond and he's been placed on administrative leave by El Paso police. Jail records indicate he was still being held Wednesday.
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Police say evidence collected by investigators led them to obtain an arrest warrant.
Jail records did not indicate an attorney for Gardea who could speak on his behalf.