By CBS13 Staff

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A San Joaquin County correctional officer has been indicted by a grand jury on sexual assault crimes.

The district attorney’s office announced the case against Alex Tafoya on Thursday.

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Tafoya, who works as a correctional officer at the San Joaquin County Jail, is now facing a slew of charges, including: oral copulation by force, sexual penetration by force, false imprisonment by violence, fraud or deceit, and assault by a police officer.

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In a statement, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar said law enforcement officers who violate their oath will be held accountable.

“We must protect women from sexual violence irrespective of their circumstance,” Salazar said.

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Tafoya is being arraigned on the charges on Thursday.