A sheriff’s deputy in South Texas has been accused of sexually assaulting the four-year-old daughter of an undocumented immigrant.
Jose Nunez, a 47-year-old detention officer with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, is accused of threatening the young girl’s mother with deportation if she were to report him, authorities said. On Sunday, the Bexar County sheriff, Javier Salazar, said investigators arrested Nunez on a charge of “super aggravated sexual assault” of a child.
Nunez, a 10-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office who worked at the county jail, was arrested early on Sunday while he was off-duty after the mother, who is from Guatemala, took her daughter to a local fire station to seek help.
Nunez is due in court on Monday afternoon.