LA County child abuse worker accused of teen sex

A Los Angeles County child abuse investigator has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

San Bernardino police say 45-year-old Rod Carter of Highland was arrested Sunday for investigation of statutory rape and was released on bail.

Lt. Dan Keil says police officers found Carter and the girl having sex in a parked car and are trying to determine whether she was a prostitute.

The county Department of Children and Family Services says Carter wasn't on duty and the girl wasn't involved with the child welfare system.

Carter on Thursday declined to discuss the arrest but says he's going to be fired and won't challenge his termination, calling it appropriate because of the nature of the allegations.

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