Goodyear PD officer accused of child molestation, placed on leave

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- A Goodyear police officer has been placed on administrative leave for allegedly having sexual contact with an underage girl.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Jose Roman has been charged with three counts of child molestation and one count of sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 12.

MCSO said the case dates back to 2003.

The Goodyear Police Department said they immediately placed Roman on leave after learning of the alleged criminal activity in May.

Roman was hired by the Goodyear Police Department in August of 1993.

His rank is that of Police Detective, and he has been serving in the Investigations Division since 2006.