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By Andrea Flores

PENROSE, Colo. (CBS4)– A former Fremont County deputy is under fire after alleged criminal evidence was recovered from a Penrose landfill.

Robert Orton works at the Phantom Landfill and claims he found documents and video tapes from interviews with sex assaults victims from a dumpster linked to detective Robert Dodd.

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Lt. Robert Dodd with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office (credit: CBS)

“It had the names of victims on the tapes,” Orton said. “It’s almost careless.”

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(credit: Pueblo Chieftain)

It wouldn’t be the first time Dodd is accused of having evidence on his property.

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Candace Hiltz (credit: CBS)

Last month, Dodd was charged for official misconduct and abuse of public records. He’s accused of storing bloody evidence from the 2006 unsolved murder of 17-year-old Candace Hiltz in his personal storage unit.

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(credit: CBS)

“I feel like he’s covering up for someone up there and trying to hide evidence,” Healther Hiltz told CBS4’s Andrea Flores. “I think there are a lot of families up there that are suffering, and continue to suffer, and he should be in jail.”

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(credit: Pueblo Chieftain)

Dodd was put on paid administrative leave in January, retired in April, and moved out of state shortly after.

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(credit: Pueblo Chieftain)

The Fremont County District Attorney’s office is investigating whether the landfill items came from his Dodd’s home.

“Something has been covered up here,” Hiltz said.

Andrea Flores is a reporter for CBS4. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @AndreaFloresTV.

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