Guard arrested on suspicion of raping inmate
On Friday, El Dorado County Sheriff’s officers arrested a guard at South Lake Tahoe Jail on suspicion of raping a female inmate.
Custodial Officer Michael Cooper, 33, was arrested based on statements made by the inmate, according to Brian Golmitz, spokesman for the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
Cooper posted a $50,000 bond on Friday and a trial date has not been set.
“The Sheriff’s office is going to work closely with the district attorney’s office for aggressive prosecution here,” Golmitz said on Friday.