Deputy Accused of Rape Fired

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is firing a detention deputy who is accused of sexual assault.

“Back on January 2nd, an inmate made an outcry,” the Sheriff’s Office’s Jame Keith said. “She claimed that a detention deputy forced her to have sex with him against her will.”

The office started an investigation, finding some surveillance footage.

“That showed the deputy actually transporting the woman in a transport van to an area in the parking lot at the jail,” Keith said. “We see him get out of the van and go to the back where he has inappropriate actions with this woman.”

The deputy, identified as Erick Montez, confessed to the crime to investigators, Keith said.

“This an action that’s disgusting, it’s a disgrace.”

Montez is facing to felony charges: one for sexual assault and another for violating the inmate’s civil rights.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have been victimized by Montez to call 210-335-TIPS.

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