LA Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting A Child
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy was arrested Friday for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a child.
Deputy Sean Jerome Essex, 51, was arrested Friday and booked on one charge each of lewd/lascivious acts with a child under 14 years and oral copulation with a child under the age of 14, according to Deputy Brenda Serna of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Further details on the crimes Essex is alleged to have committed were not available.
Essex was bailed from the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station’s jail on a bond of $100,000 and is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday.
Booking No.: 6356579
Last Name: ESSEX First Name: JEROME Middle Name: SEAN
Sex: M Race: B Date Of Birth: 03/18/1971 Age: 51
Hair: BAL Eyes: GRN Height: 511 Weight: 245
Charge Level: F (Felony)
“The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department expects all of its members to hold themselves to the highest ethical and professional standards at all times,” the department said in a statement.
“Department members who engage in misconduct, especially criminal misconduct that preys on a vulnerable population, will not be tolerated and will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
On Facebook, Essex gave the “Los Angeles County Sheriff Academy” five stars. Among his “Likes” on the social-media platform are Moms Against Racism & Injustice, Roushaun K Johnson, and Frederick Douglass Reynolds. His favorite show is The Plug.
Essex is a graduate of Pius X High School in Downey, class of 1989. He lists his birthday as March 18, 1971.