Mike French
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A Douglas County deputy who is suspected of sending inappropriate text messages to a juvenile has been fired.

Robert M. French, who has been fired from his job, was arrested on Friday and has been released on $50,000 bond, according to a Douglas County Sheriff's Office media release.

"French's employment with DCSO has been terminated for department policy violations and alleged criminal conduct," the sheriff's office said.

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