Photo: Sheriff Donny Youngblood details Clark’s arrest
KERN COUNTY – A report came in to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office on October 17th about one of their own. A female Rosamond resident asserted that she had been sexually assaulted by 31-year-old KCSO deputy Michael Clark. According to the victim’s statement, the incident occurred inside of Deputy Clark’s patrol vehicle, and occurred while Clark was on duty.
The KCSO said, “Detectives from the Professional Standards Unit responded to Rosamond to conduct the sexual assault investigation.”
The incident occurred on August 24th when the victim was walking home from work at 7:00 p.m. Deputy Clark offered to take the victim home to her residence.
Once they got to her residence, Clark “forced himself on her, via kissing and fondling. The victim stated that “she felt she was not allowed to leave the vehicle.” and the incident lasted around 20 minutes.
Deputy Clark reportedly continued to make contact with the victim over the next few days, asking her through social media messages if they could meet up.
In addition, Clark showed up at her place of business (Starbucks), still asking about hanging out or getting drinks together.
Deputy Clark who has been with the KCSO since April 2017 and at the Rosamond Substation since November of 2018, was placed under arrest and subsequently booked on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, sexual battery and assault under the color of authority.