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Charges Filed Against Corrections Deputy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2013

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700

The Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged Corrections Deptuy Abner Canda with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct.  The charges stem from findings by investigators with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit regarding allegations reported last January.  Canda was immediately placed on paid administrative leave after the allegations were made and his corrections authority was suspended.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office of Professional Accountability has begun an internal investigation of Corrections Deputy Canda now that the prosecutor has made a charging determination.  Determination of any disciplinary action will be based on the results of the internal investigation and applicable Sheriff’s Office policies. 

Any media inquiries regarding the criminal investigation or internal investigation process should be directed to the Sheriff’s Office Director of Communication, Shari Ireton (425.388.3377, shari.ireton@co.snohomish.wa.us).   Inquiries regarding the charges should be directed to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.