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      Deputy marshal placed on leave amid sexual abuse allegations

      Deputy Marshall Saul Solis Arrested // Hidalgo County Jail Photo

      A deputy marshal has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of a sexually abusing a child.

      Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies booked 34-year-old Saul Solis into the Hidalgo County Jail early Tuesday afternoon.

      The McAllen-based deputy marshal is facing an April 8th indictment for two counts of sexual performance of a child.

      Court records obtained by Action 4 News show that Solis is accused of making a girl have sexual contact with him back in August 2013.

      Solis appeared for arraignment beofre Judge Aida Salinas Flores with the 398th State District Court on Tuesday morning.

      The deputy marshal pleaded "not guilty" and was released from the Hidalgo County Jail after posting a $100,000 dollars in personal recognizance bonds.

      The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Solis worked out the federal courthouse in the McAllen where he has been placed on administrative leave.

      Solis is next expected to appear in court for a May 22nd hearing.

      U.S. Marshals Service Statement:

      "The U.S. Marshals Service is aware of the allegations against and indictment of Deputy U.S. Marshal Saul Solis. Solis has been placed on administrative leave. We take seriously any allegation of misconduct by U.S. Marshals personnel. The alleged actions of this employee do not reflect the core values of the Marshals Service: Justice, Integrity and Service. Any questions regarding the investigation, charges or arrest should be referred to the charging agency or local prosecutor."