The time has come to “clean house,” Gov. Ralph DLG Torres said on his first day back in office yesterday after trips to Hawaii and American Samoa.
During his absence, Homeland Security and Emergency Management special assistant and former Department of Public Safety commissioner James Deleon Guerrero was arrested and charged for alleged sexual abuse of a minor. Acting governor Victor Hocog immediately placed Deleon Guerrero on preventive suspension without pay.
Torres told reporters repeatedly yesterday that his administration would “move forward,” when asked about the allegations against the former police chief, who has allegedly confessed, along with another DPS officer, to the FBI of having sex with a 15-year-old girl on the bed of a police pickup truck.
Torres said Deleon Guerrero has sent in his resignation letter.
“Of course, I am going to accept it,” Torres said, when asked. “This administration will not tolerate any such actions. Again, they are innocent until proven guilty but we need to move forward knowing that we want to clean this administration.