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Sheriff's Department Love Triangle Leads to Lawsuit

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A love triangle involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives has led to a lawsuit, reports abc7.

Alberto Gutierrez of Rosemead is suing Philip Solano, alleging he was having an affair with his wife, Mayela; in the suit Gutierrez claims the officer schemed to have him arrested to establish he was unfit to care for the couple's children, and needed therapy.

In the federal lawsuit filed yesterday, "Gutierrez claims his wife and detective Solano conspired to use the power of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department to falsely arrest and charge him with stalking and sexually abusing his three daughters so she could get custody in their divorce."

Gutierrez discovered the affair by looking at his wife's Facebook page, where Solano left messages indicating an intimate relationship between the two. Now acquitted of all the charges brought against him as fueled by Solano, Gutierrez is seeking both compensation and custody of his daughters. He says he is still in shock that his wife would conspire to keep him from them.