A former Alameda County Sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty to three felony counts of child endangerment on Monday after being arrested in November 2010.
Michael Bareno, a 43-year-old San Ramon resident, molested three children between 2005 and 2009 in San Ramon. Bareno accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to one year in jail, with credit for 199 days already served, and five years on probation.
Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson confirmed that Bareno had worked as a deputy at the Santa Rita Jail and had been with the sheriff's office for at least 10 years. Upon his arrest, Bareno was placed on paid administrative leave until his resignation several weeks ago.
While Bareno is not required to register as a sex offender, he must pay for any counseling his victims require and cannot object to a permanent restraining order during the term of his probation.
Prosecutor Paul Graves declined to comment on the case outside of court.