A Community Service Aide for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was arrested after allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer and committing sexual assault, the agency said.
In a news release sent out shortly after midnight Friday, LCSO said that they had arrested Ivan DeJesus Moreno, age unknown, on charges of sexual assault, false imprisonment, battery, and impersonating law enforcement. Moreno was a civilian Community Service Aide for LCSO. Community Service Aides are employed by LCSO to respond to non-emergency cases, but are not sworn deputies.
“This kind of behavior is deplorable and we will not tolerate it in our community and certainly not from a member of our agency,” Sheriff Mike Scott said in the news release. “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.”
According to the release, Moreno was on his shift Thursday, and “impersonated a law enforcement officer” when approaching the victim. The release then states that Moreno allegedly detained the victim and forced the victim to perform oral sex on him. The victim reported the assault to authorities after leaving the scene, the release states.
No booking photo or other information has been released, including age, date or birth, or last known address. Moreno is currently in the Lee County Jail according to the LCSO arrest database. He was booked into the jail shortly after 1 a.m. Friday.
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