Ex-Mesa police officer charged in molestations decades after case closed

Mar 10, 2018 | Uncategorized |

In April 1995, two sisters in their late teens reported to police that a family member had molested them as young children during sleepovers at his house in the 1980s.

The man they accused was a Mesa police officer, Gerald “Jerry” Salcido.

Later that year, Mesa police closed the molestation investigation against Salcido, with no charges brought.

But more than 20 years later, the case was reopened and police arrested him. Among the information included in the police report was that at least three Mormon bishops, one in Phoenix and two others in Utah, had learned of the allegations against Salcido years before.

Salcido, who refused to answer a Mesa detective’s questions during an October interview, denied he confessed to his bishop, police and court records show.

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