Cop Watch

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Onondaga County Sheriff’s deputy arrested

An Onondaga County sheriff's deputy responsible for supervising inmates at the county justice center is charged with sexual abuse and official misconduct. John Geruso is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with two female inmates on four separate occasions.

He is a 21-year veteran of the Sheriff's Custody Division.

An investigation began after a friend of one of the inmates reported the incidents to deputies. Geruso was separated from female inmates during an investigation by the department's Abused Person's Unit.

If he is found guilty of the charges he will be terminated.

Geruso was arraigned Friday and is now suspended for 30 days without pay. His next court date is November 23rd.