Documents show former Tulsa deputy accused of sexual assault was placed on leave in 2015

Posted at 5:08 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 00:13:00-04

TULSA – New information regarding a former Tulsa deputy, who was recently arrested and accused for first degree rape of a minor, gives insight to his career and possible other wrongdoing.

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office sent official documents regarding Josh Wood, who was arrested in Wagoner County this week for allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

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The documents show that Wood was first hired as a detention officer in 2013, then promoted to deputy in 2014.

Another document then reveals that Wood was placed on administrative leave on November 30, 2015. Specifics are not given regarding the reasoning behind the move but the document says “you [Joshua Wood] are on administrative leave with pay until the Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Unit has reviewed your case.”

A letter dated January 11, 2016 shows that Josh Wood resigned from his position as deputy from the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office but gave no further information as to why.

Wagoner County officials arrested Wood on July 26, for allegedly touching a girl inappropriately, and booked on first degree rape by instrumentation committed on a person under the age of 14.

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