RICHLAND CENTER (WKOW) — A Richland County deputy sheriff was arrested Tuesday after a sexual misconduct investigation.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Timothy Buckley, 31, was arrested and is expected to be charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault – sexual contact with an individual who is confined in a correctional institution by a correctional staff member.
He has been employed as a deputy sheriff since March of 2021.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) reports Richland County Sheriff Clay Porter initiated an investigation after allegations of misconduct by a correctional officer employed with the sheriff’s department. The DOJ also conducted an independent investigation at Porter’s request “to protect possible additional victims inside the jail.”