Sacto 9-1-1
September 21, 2012
Former CHP officer arrested, accused of sex with minor

Holland, Robert.jpgA 15-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a minor while off duty.

Robert C. Holland (pictured), 46, who worked out of the CHP's Truckee office, was arrested at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday after allegations were brought to the attention of the CHP, said Capt. Tim Malone, commander of the Truckee area office. Malone said a search warrant was served at Holland's Loyalton home. He was taken into custody by CHP personnel and booked into Nevada County Jail, with bail set at $500,000.

Malone said Holland's employment with the CHP ended Wednesday, and the results of the criminal investigation are being forwarded to the Sierra County District Attorney's office.

Holland graduated from the California Highway Patrol Academy in 1997 and worked in the Blythe area before becoming the CHP's resident patrol officer in Loyalton in July 2003. When the resident officer position was eliminated in 2009, Holland was assigned to the Truckee area office, Malone said.

The CHP released a written statement, saying, "These are serious allegations that are very disappointing and embarrassing to the organization, but they shouldn't be a reflection on the 11,000 other employees who go out every day and do their job to provide safety, service and security to the people of California."

Malone said said inquiries or information pertaining to the investigation should be directed to the CHP's Truckee area office, (530) 582-7570.

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