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Written by Elgin Jones   
Thursday, 29 December 2011
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CORAL SPRINGS — A Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) deputy is the target of a criminal investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with another deputy’s 8-year-old autistic daughter.

The investigation involves Carlos Periu, 40, who has been with BSO for 10 years. The child has used graphic details to describe the acts which she says he committed. The child is the daughter of another BSO deputy and the two families have been close friends for years, South Florida Times has learned.

The case is being investigated by detectives from the sex crimes division of the Coral Springs Police Department.

Police are not releasing details and this newspaper is not publishing the names of the child and her parents.

“The investigation has not been completed and I am not able to discuss any details at this time,” David Kirkland, public information officer for the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Unit of the Coral Springs Police Department, said in an email to South Florida Times.

Periu’s family had invited the girl’s family over for a visit during the Thanksgiving holiday and that was when the incident allegedly occurred.

The child later told her mother in explicit terms about a “secret” involving “Uncle Carlos.” Her parents contacted police and took the child to Broward County’s Sexual Assault Treatment Center for a forensic examination that included questioning by investigators.

The results of the examination are not known but Coral Springs police informed BSO of their investigation. Even though BSO is not involved and the case is not related to Periu’s work, the agency placed him on administrative leave on Dec. 19.

Periu’s patrol car was seized and its doors and trunk were sealed with bright red “evidence” tape before being taken to a garage for examination.

In addition to his work as a sheriff’s deputy, Periu owns CCC Entertainment, a company that provides music, photography, video, bounce houses and other entertainment services at parties, weddings, and other functions. His company has worked at BSO events.

Jim Lejedal, BSO’s director of media relations, said he was not familiar with Periu’s company and was not sure what, if any, impact his suspension would have on any future relationship with the sheriff’s office.

BSO hired Periu in 2001 and he works in the Pompano Beach district, earning $69,908 annually.

As a general rule, BSO employees are prohibited from discussing pending investigations and co-workers were reluctant to speak about the allegations. But some described Periu as friendly and incapable of doing what he is accused of.

It is unclear when the investigation will be completed or if the case has been presented to prosecutors. Officials at the Broward State Attorney’s Office declined comment when contacted. Coral Springs police say they are unable to provide any timetable.

“I am curious, however, as to how you learned about the case,” Kirkland, the Coral Springs police spokesman, said. “As soon as I am able to release any information, I will let you know.”

Comments (10)Add Comment
written by Liberty Gal , March 12, 2012
I am not surprised another BSO involved incident is not eazy to find ... .Bso likes to Cover their Own.. No prob. No Sex O status for him just a slap on the wrist
Who really reports the news?
written by Conspiritor, January 05, 2012
I'm amazed that this article has been out for an entire week and The Sun Sentinel has thus far completely ignored it. It seems that the sentinel will report on any police officer accused of a crime whether founded or unfounded but has thus far neglected to report on this after two different police agencies officially refused to comment on the active investigation that got this deputy suspended. Now I'm not one for conspiracy theories but come on. Who is the Sentinel covering for?
written by Unjust, December 31, 2011
If the details of what he did were already described then there should be probable cause for an arrest. If there is ONLY an investigation then NO his picture should NOT be plastered all over the media. They've already thrown this BSO Deputy under the bus it seems. This should not even be news yet!!!
Justice Must Be Served
written by Benson, December 31, 2011
This suspect's picture should be published. If it was anyone else, this would be the case. One doesn' t become a pedophile over night. If it is true, then it has been happening for years.
written by Wonderer, December 30, 2011
How come there is no picture of the accused? Any non-law enforcement ACCUSED would have their booking photo splashed all over....
Prayers For The Family
written by On Looker, December 30, 2011
This is terrible! Our prayers need to be with the family at this time. I hope the sheriff has made a personal call to them. He can't take sides, but he should let them know he is aware of this. The other deputy will also nee prayer - if it is determined that he did this.
written by Johnny Law, December 30, 2011
I am curious how you learned about this case.Is there a crack in the "BLUE Wall? Have to look into that and out of that now.
No Comment Signals Cover Up
written by Fed Up Resident, December 29, 2011
The police will not comment. This was kept quiet. Something smells.
Police/Judicial abuse victim & Business owner
written by Paul Gendron , December 28, 2011
SAO declined comment- they wont talk to you unless you are another corrupt attorney. Coral Springs BSO spokesperson Kirkland- Was that a "cover-up gone wrong" too?
BSO, SAO, 17th Judges are all corrupt lying bas tards. Judge Pratt admitted after 1.5 yrs, to shielding an attorney Cadogan from Sanctions and "Fabricating" her own justice against me because they were friends(with the fired attorney)I was blatently denied Discovery, 14+ Mot's for Sanctions and Discovery, and only $85 Sanctioned(my court rep. fees for 1 day) COCE07-015713, Krathen admitted to his family being paid money by funding associate of Defendant where I lost several million dollars in lost businesses from a "hit from behind by a suspended driver" case where I didn't even get my med bills paid. Krathen still denies error for retrial. 5 out of 6 Judges I have faced have recused themselves illegally. FS38.10 Judge Skolnik recused because he could not be impartial to Pro-Se representation. How can he still hold a post? Anybody want the paperwork to proove this? email me at rpmcommander@yahoo.com or look up my name in the court records. The SAO has refused audience, the Chief Judge refuses to investigate and sends 2 local BSO goons to harass me (instead of FDLE to investigate allegations). I am not afraid, I will protect myself from the Tyranny of Government by whatever means necessary.
written by Valigator, December 28, 2011
Umm wonder how the victims parents are going to feel when this guy retires under full pension with sex offender status.. I hope the little girl will be ok and my heart goes out to the Parents for being blindsided so horribly..

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