Police Officer Accused Of Having Sex With Child

An Exeter police officer accused of having sex with a child was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.

46-year-old Jeff Detwiler was arrested Tuesday afternoon, after a months-long investigation by the Tulare County District Attorney's office.

Investigators say Detwiler had an ongoing relationship with a female teenager they say he met through the police department's Explorer program. Detwiler was an advisor and the girl was an Explorer.

Detwiler was booked into the Tulare County Jail and faces several charges including sex with a minor, dissuading a witness and drug possession. His bail is set at $75,000.