EL MIRAGE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was arrested Wednesday in El Mirage after police say he tried to lure an 11-year-old girl for sex.
According to Sgt. Robert Peoples with the El Mirage police department, on March 2, officers responded to a report of a man who had driven past an 11-year-old girl several times and stopped twice, both times reportedly asking her if she wanted to have sex with him.
Detectives were able to identify the suspect as 37-year-old Miguel Ramirez Diaz and arrested him on March 11. Peoples said Diaz is an employee with Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez with MCSO confirmed that Diaz was a Detention Officer Sergeant and had been with MCSO since 2002.
"MCSO will always be intolerant on criminal behavior, to include circumstances when the allegations involve our employees," said Sheriff Paul Penzone.
Diaz was booked into Maricopa County Jail on one count of luring a minor for sex.