Former police officer arrested for alleged sex offenses

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Casey Shook By Jennifer Thomas Casey Shook By Jennifer Thomas

BUCKEYE, Ariz. – A former Buckeye police officer was arrested for alleged sex offenses involving children.

On June 15, a Buckeye resident reported allegations of child abuse involving Casey Shook, 39, according to the Buckeye Police Department.

Detectives investigated the allegations against Shook, who reportedly was in Florida for training related to his new job with American K9 Detection Services LLC.

Buckeye police worked with the Daytona Beach Police Department to arrest Shook on June 22. He is currently in custody in Florida and awaiting extradition to Arizona.

Buckeye police spokesman Lt. Jared Griffith said Shook was a prisoner transport officer with the department and was terminated in September for not completing his probationary period.

Griffith said Shook was a karate instructor in Buckeye and instructed juveniles. Griffith did not know where Shook taught karate, however, Lee's Black Belt Academy, Buckeye's only martial arts studio, said he was not an instructor there.

Shook was charged with nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault, two counts of sexual abuse, three counts of voyeurism, indecent exposure, and threatening and intimidating.

Anyone with information regarding any further potential victims is asked to contact the Buckeye Police Department.