An ex-sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty in Louisiana this week to forcing a woman to perform oral sex on her one-year-old son in exchange for not arresting her, the Advocate reported.
Shaderick Jones, 42, has been charged with first-degree rape, possession of child porn and malfeasance in office for the June 6 incident, which he allegedly recorded on his cell phone.
The mother, Iyeshesa Todd, 26, was also charged with several child pornography and sexual assault felonies and pleaded not guilty in state court on Thursday.
The Advocate reported in June that Jones was arrested after an anonymous person — who received the video via Facebook — sent it to St Gabriel Police, who tracked it and said Jones sent it from his squad car. Jones, who had been an Iberville Parish sheriff’s deputy since 2015, was arrested on June 7 and fired the same day.
“I have 30 years of experience,” St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said at a news conference announcing the arrests. “This is at the top of the list for the worst case. I have never witnessed something so disgusting — it’s sickening to your stomach to see.”
According to the Advocate, Jones reportedly arrived at Todd’s house wearing his uniform and in his police car around 3 p.m. to serve a traffic warrant. His shift ended at 4 p.m. and the video was recorded at 4:38 p.m. GPS on his squad car showed him at the residence for about two hours.
A judge on Thursday ordered both Todd and Jones held without bail. They are due to return to court next month.
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[Featured images: Shaderick Jones, handout/Iyeseha Todd, St. Gabriel Police Department]