DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A man who applied for a job at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested by the agency on a warrant from Kentucky.
The sheriff’s office said 25-year-old John Wesley Rose, who applied for an officer position in September, was wanted on six felony sex abuse charges, including sodomy, rape and first-degree sexual abuse.
The warrant was issued in Madison County, Kentucky, in March but the charges weren’t entered into a national database. An officer with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office conducted a thorough background check on the man and discovered “a litany of sex abuse charges,” police said.
Rose was arrested Tuesday after he was asked to come in to the office to complete paperwork. On Friday, he appeared before a judge and waived extradition to Kentucky.
Rose indicated he was from Detroit and had been in the area for at least three months.
Sheriff Benny Napoleon said the incident should serve as a reminder for criminals out there.
“This officer’s tenacity prevented a criminal from joining our ranks,” Napoleon said in a statement. “Let this be a warning to anyone attempting to get a job with the Sheriff’s Office — you will be screened thoroughly and completely in the interest of public safety — for our personnel and the citizens who interact with our jails.”
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