Sheriff's Deputy to Appear in Court on Charges of Sex With Minor Girl
A San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff who is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl will appear in a San Bernadino court today, according to a statement released by the girl's lawyer, superstar attorney Gloria Allred. Nathan Gastineau, 30, is accused of lewd acts and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The girl, who was 16 at the time, was part of the Explorers program, which was designed to introduce young people to careers in law enforcement. Gastineau allegedly also encouraged her to join a Ghost Busters fan club that he ran.
Allred will make a statement following the court proceedings but is keeping her client's identity protected, since the girl is still a minor.
Gastineau is a ten year veteran of the Highland department.
Another man, 27-year-old Jason Henry Anguiano, recently plead guilty to having sexual intercourse with the same girl at around the same time. And a second deputy who also helped to run the Explorer's program has been accused of having unlawful intercourse with a different underage girl during a ride-along associated with the program.
Talking to reporters at the time of Gastineau's arrest, the girl's father had this to say:
"He's a sheriff's deputy of San Bernardino County, he's sworn to uphold the law and be honest and have integrity," the victim's father said. "This was just a way for him to get my daughter into bed."