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Applicant to become Erie County sheriff’s deputy arrested on bench warrant

David Dole applied to become an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy, but he isn’t getting the job.

Instead, he was arrested and turned over to Hamburg police who had an outstanding bench warrant for him.

Dole, 34, is accused of encouraging students on a bus he was driving to watch a YouTube video with a “popular animated movie character performing sexually explicit acts.”

The bench warrant for charges of child endangerment was issued in January, the sheriff’s office said.

Dole had taken the civil service exam for a job in the jail management division a couple years ago and was going through the mandatory pre-employment background check when deputies acted, the sheriff’s office said.

He was taken into custody by deputies at the Professional Standards Division and turned over to Hamburg police.

“Due to this arrest and other undisclosed arrests, the individual has been disqualified from any employment opportunities with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office,” the department said.


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