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Osceola County sheriff’s deputy arrested for cyberstalking, domestic violence: officials

Douglas Ford (Photo: Osceola County Sheriff’s Office)

An Osceola County sheriff’s deputy was arrested this week on cyberstalking and domestic violence charges, officials said.

Douglas Ford, 36, is currently in custody at the Osceola County Jail after a judge signed a warrant for his arrest, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. He faces multiple charges, including domestic assault, cyberstalking and 10 counts of accessing a computer system without permission.

Ford is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement regarding his arrest:

“It is always a very unfortunate situation when a law enforcement officer has to be arrested. At the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, we hold our deputies to the highest ethical standards and will not tolerate anyone breaking the law in our ranks.”

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No other details about his arrest were immediately available. This is a developing story.