A former Merced County sheriff's deputy is suing the department for sexual harassment, claiming he was fired because he's gay.

Ricardo Olguin was hired in 2008 and claims he was sexually harassed because of his sexual orientation until he was terminated in 2011, reports the Merced Sun-Star.

The lawsuit details several instances when Olguin, 33, says he was harassed by others at the Sheriff's Department, but he claims his complaints to management went nowhere.

Read the full Merced Sun-Star story.

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