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Okaloosa Deputy arrested for having sex with minor

Okaloosa County Deputies have arrested one of their own.

31-year-old Christopher Ball is facing felony charges for having sex with a 17-year-old girl.

The victim detailed their encounters, and nude pictures of her were found on Ball's cell phone.

Sheriff Larry Ashley says investigators acted quickly to get Ball off the streets.

"I want to make it clear to the public that our deputies conduct themselves with the highest standards of integrity and moral conduct. Behavior that undermines that standard will absolutely not be tolerated. deputies don't want someone like this within the ranks," said Sheriff Ashley.

Ball has been a deputy for less than a year and is now suspended without pay, pending