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Sergeant with Sheriff's Office arrested in Idaho

AlexanderA Washington County sheriff’s deputy has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested in Idaho for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor.

Michael Alexander was arrested in Meridian, Idaho on Friday, March 4 after he turned himself into the Canyon County Sheriff's Office.

Alexander, a sergeant with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, is charged with two counts lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16 and one count of enticing a child through use of the Internet or other communications device.

Alexander was off-duty at the time of the alleged crime, according to Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Ray.

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett placed Alexander on unpaid administrative leave on Feb. 29, according to the agency, shortly after deputies learned that authorities in Idaho were investigating Alexander.

He is being held on a $1 million bail

Ray said that the Idaho case against Alexander is ongoing. This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.