Tulsa County Deputy Gerald Nuckolls resigns amid allegations of sexual assault, arrest

TULSA - A sheriff's deputy arrested Tuesday for sexual assault has resigned from the department.

Tulsa County Undersheriff Tim Albin spoke Wednesday morning at a press conference addressing the arrest of Deputy Gerald Nuckolls.

Nuckolls, 26, was arrested Tuesday after what Albin describes as a third-party complaint regarding the deputy's conduct during a call.

Albin says another deputy was contacted by a friend, who had information about the incident.  The deputy went to his supervisor, who then went to Albin with the information.

According to the affidavit, a woman claims Nuckolls arrived at her home to investigate a 911 hang-up and while there Nuckolls allegedly touched and exposed himself to the victim and another woman.

Albin says within 16 hours of receiving the complaint an investigation was launched and Nuckolls was booked into jail.

According to the affidavit, Nuckolls admitted to the allegations and also said he'd been involved in sexual activity with other women he met while on patrol.

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nuckolls was placed on administrative leave without pay and within an hour Albin says Nuckolls resigned his position with the sheriff's office.

Albin says investigators haven't determined exactly how many victims there are but they believe there may be five or more.  He encourages any other victims to come forward.

Investigators served a search warrant at Nuckolls' home, seizing a computer and other electronic devices.  Albin says it could take months to finish the investigation but he promises transparency.

Albin says the investigation will continue until all parties are satisfied and Nuckolls is held accountable.

"Our first and foremost responsibility is to the victims ... The bottom line is we're going to do the right thing," said Albin.

Nuckolls' bond is set at $125,000.

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