Yuma officer arrested on sex assault charges in San Diego

YUMA, AZ - A Yuma police officer was arrested in San Diego on Friday. 

The Yuma Police Department said 33-year-old Jared Elkins was booked into San Diego County Jail on sexual assault charges.

The incident started when San Diego Police officers responded to a sexual assault call just before 4:30 a.m on September 15. 

San Diego police said Elkins was booked on the following specific charges: Rape, oral copulation, threat to do bodily harm, misdemeanor sexual assault. 

Elkins has been an officer in Yuma for seven years. He is in the process of being placed on administrative leave. 

Yuma police is not releasing a photo of the officer or commenting any further. 

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