LCSO Aide Accused of Sexual Battery, Making False Arrest
Lehigh Acres Gazette
A Lee County sheriff’s office aide is accused of making a false arrest and coercing the detainee to perform oral sex on him.
Ivan De Jesus Moreno was arrested overnight, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said early Friday. His age, address, and mugshot weren’t immediately made public.
Aides follow up on investigations and respond to non-violent crimes, according to a job description posted on the sheriff’s office Facebook page. The service calls they go out on don’t require the power of arrest.
They aren’t considered law enforcement officers. Moreno is accused of impersonating one during the encounter.
“This kind of behavior is deplorable and we will not tolerate it in our community and certainly not from a member of our agency, He betrayed the community’s trust, this offices’ trust and we will not stand for it, We will enforce the laws across the board and continue to seek justice for the victim, “Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott wrote in an emailed statement.
Moreno is also facing charges of impersonating a law enforcement officers, false imprisonment, and battery.
He could be facing a judge for a first appearance hearing as early as this morning.