The Stockton Police Department arrested one of their own officers after allegations that he had inappropriate contact with a minor. Officer Matthew Huff was taken into custody Saturday morning.
He faces charges including contacting a minor to commit a felony, harmful matter sent to seduce a minor and annoying or molesting a child under 18.
The time that the alleged incidents took place was not released by police. They did confirm the victim was a female.
Neighbor Rhonda Hickerson said, “To have something like that so close is scary, you expect your neighborhood to be safe and your kids to be safe. It’s very scary. There’s a lot of children in this neighborhood that are outside playing all the time.”
Huff was released from jail on Saturday. He will remain on administrative leave pending further investigation.