Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nicholas Santos: CPS Investigator arrested for sexual assault

Nicholas Santos was arrested March 4 and has been charged with Sexual Assault of a Child and booked into the Dallas County Jail.

by Jennifer Shrum

DALLAS— Child Protective Services investigator Nicholas Santos has been arrested for sexual assault and has been booked into the Dallas County jail. CPS Public Information Officer Marissa Gonzales confirmed the arrest and said Nicholas Santos has been an investigator with CPS since 2006. The 34-year-old is charged with Sexual Assault of a Child; bond has been set at $25,000.

CPS issued this statement following the arrest:

"We have been notified by law enforcement that one of our employees, Nicholas Santos, has been arrested and charged with felony sexual assault. He is currently incarcerated. Mr. Santos has been suspended from his current job as CPS investigator,. He has been in that role since he joined the agency in March 2006. We are conducting an internal investigation. If we determine that these criminal charges are true, he will be fired immediately. There is no place in Child Protective Services for employees who betray the public's trust, or who take advantage of young people we are supposed to protect."


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