An Idaho police officer has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor, authorities said.
Tulsa Police Chief Randy Stahl said Wednesday that a police report detailing a sexual assault involving the officer’s daughter was being investigated by the Idaho State Police.
Stahl made the announcement in a news release.
The Idaho Department of Corrections says it is conducting an internal investigation into the case.
State troopers and the Idaho Bureau of Investigation are investigating.
The Idaho Department in a statement said it is aware of the allegations against the officer and has taken appropriate steps to ensure that those who work in the department are safe and are protected from any potential harm.
Stahl made no mention of the alleged sexual assault, which occurred in April.
Stalahl also did not say whether the officer has retained an attorney.
The woman who filed the report in April is now 17 and in her late teens, Stahl’s statement said.
The state has no records or other documentation to support the allegation.
Stalahl, who took over as chief of police in November, said he has been aware of “reports” of sexual abuse by an officer for several years, and that the department is taking steps to address those issues.
The department has a sexual abuse task force and a sexual misconduct investigation unit, Stalhl said.
Stalyls wife, a state trooper, also was arrested in March for alleged sexual abuse.