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Richmond Officer Placed On Leave Over Police Sex Scandal

(AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area district attorney's inspector has been fired and a Richmond police officer has been placed on leave in connection with a growing sex scandal involving numerous law enforcement agencies.

The East Bay Times reports Officer Jerrod Tong, a school resource officer, was relieved of duty on Thursday.

The news comes after Alameda County District Attorney spokeswoman Teresa Drenick confirmed that Rick Orozco was fired.

KTVU reports that Orozco, a former Oakland police captain, had been accused of having inappropriate online communications with an 18-year-old woman. The woman is a self-described sex worker.

Orozco's attorney Michael Rains says his client had never talked to the woman or met her in person.

The woman claimed she had sex with Tong and four other Richmond police officers.