A former Amador County CHP officer is facing a number of sexual abuse and rape charges after a 12-year-old girl came forward.
35-year-old Michael Joslin was arrested Monday by deputies from the Amador County Sheriff’s Office.
He was booked into jail on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child, lewd and lascivious acts, penetration with a foreign object, and rape by force or fear.
The girl’s mother had reported the abuse to a pastor, investigators said, who then contacted the sheriff’s office.
Joslin appeared in court Wednesday afternoon, where he pleaded not guilty.