Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy Shauna Bishop was arrested on Thursday after it was suspected that she had sex with a 16-year-old. She has been charged with five felony counts and is scheduled to appear in court the following week.
44-year-old Bishop of Citrus Heights turned herself in at the Sacramento County jail on Thursday, June 13 after Folsom police obtained an arrest warrant for her, the Folsom Police Department revealed in an emailed statement.
According to online booking records, Bishop was released from jail later on the same day. She is scheduled for arraignment in Sacramento Superior Court next Thursday, June 20, and the charges she is facing include one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, one count of child molestation and three counts of oral copulation with a minor, according to court records available online.
The department released a statement via Facebook on Thursday that read: “Detectives from the Folsom Police Department obtained an arrest warrant Thursday, June 13th, 2019 for Shauna Bishop, 44, of Citrus Heights. Bishop was accused in early May of having had sexual contact with a minor she knew. After a thorough investigation, detectives found evidence that Bishop had intercourse with a 16-year-old victim. Although Bishop is a deputy sheriff, she did not meet the victim through her job nor did the alleged acts occur while on duty. Detectives do not believe there are additional victims.”
Bishop was accused in May of having sexual contact with a minor whom she knew.
The Folsom Police Department in Thursday’s statement said detectives found evidence indicating Bishop had intercourse with a 16-year-old victim. The statement said Bishop did not meet the victim through her job and the alleged acts did not occur while she was on duty. Detectives do not believe there are any other victims.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Tess Deterding told The Sacramento Bee that Bishop had been placed on paid administrative leave back in May. She had also added that the sheriff’s officials were in “complete cooperation” with the Folsom Police Department, the lead agency in the investigation.
Deterding also revealed that Bishop is a five-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
As the case involves a minor, other details are limited.