David Israel Ceballos
SAN BERNARDINO – A 17-year-old Explorer Scout ended up becoming the victim of a deputy’s sexual desires.
The two had met at an Explorer event in mid-2016. The minor female, now 18-years-old, was not assigned to the same duty station as the deputy.
34-year-old David Israel Ceballos had been employed by SB county for 14 years, and has been placed on paid leave pending an investigation into the allegations.
Other Explorer Scouts reported Ceballos to a deputy and this prompted an investigation.
Ceballos has been charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and sexual penetration with a foreign object on a minor. His bail is $100,000.
Sheriff John McMahon stated, “The Explorer Program is an excellent long-standing volunteer program that allows young people across the county to examine Law Enforcement as a potential career. It is unfortunate that the actions of a few over the last decade have cast a negative light on a program many deputies and explorers work hard to make a premier youth program in our county. It is my expectation that we thoroughly investigate and swiftly take action in cases like this so as to not deter the positive motivation of those involved in the program.”