Deer Park, TX — One other Texas faculty cop has been arrested and charged with rape. Cypress-Fairbanks Unbiased College District police officer Jorge Luis Bastida, 22, was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault on a 12-year-old woman he stalked on-line.
Bastida met the younger woman on a smartphone app known as “Meet Me” the place she reportedly despatched the police officer nude pictures. After a number of days of on-line flirting, the police officer despatched an Uber to choose up the woman on Monday night time earlier than he introduced her to a close-by lodge the place the woman says the officer raped her.
The woman says Bastida held her down and raped her regardless of her pleas for the police officer to cease. She says she instructed him she was solely 12 however he continued. The 2 spent the night time within the Visitor Home Resort and checked out on Tuesday morning.
The Fairmont Junior Excessive College pupil was reported lacking by her household Monday night time. Lt. Chris Brown of the Deer Park Police Division described the lacking individuals investigation:
We began going via her social media accounts and found she was speaking with an unknown male who had organized to have her picked up from her residence and brought to an unknown location.
Police say they found the MeetMe app on her faculty issued iPad though faculty officers disputed the competition arguing the iPads are incapable of getting used for such social media apps. Brown mentioned what they uncovered led police to imagine she was in “excessive hazard”. He instructed reporters:
The conversations have been much like these we’ve seen prior to now of pedophiles who attempt to lure kids out of the home.
In keeping with Chron, prosecutors are assured Bastida is their perpetrator and that the officer violently raped her, whereas filming the whole assault together with his telephone.
The woman instructed police that Bastida held her down by the neck and raped her, in accordance with police data. She instructed him to cease, telling him she was solely 12 years previous, however he assaulted her once more, the prosecutor mentioned. The woman mentioned that he filmed the whole incident on his mobile phone.
Brown mentioned he was shocked when he and his workforce of investigators realized the younger man who known as himself “Jay” on MeetMe was additionally a sworn regulation enforcement officer.
I used to be very shocked. That’s uncharacteristic of our occupation and it shocked all of us…As such with any suspect, we filed the suitable expenses. He’ll be initially processed right here (in Deer Park) and transferred to Harris County.
Police departments are fast to distance themselves from their very own when certainly one of their boys in blue commits against the law. Such is the case with Bastida who reportedly resigned as a police officer simply earlier than consenting to be interviewed by detectives.
After his resignation, information shops are inspired to check with the suspect as a “former” police officer. Nevertheless, the information are plain. Bastida was a police officer on the time of his arrest. He was additionally reportedly “in-training” to develop into a faculty useful resource officer, already working within the faculty district, when he organized to fulfill a 12-year-old woman for intercourse.
Predictably, the Cypress Fairbanks ISD rapidly distanced themselves from their faculty useful resource officer, echoing the competition he was a trainee. It’s essential to notice virtually each faculty district within the nation requires a four-year-degree from its workers earlier than it permits them to have direct contact with kids. No such requirement exists for regulation enforcement. The Cy-Honest ISD assertion reads partially:
We’re conscious of the disturbing allegations former Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Police Division worker was concerned within the aggravated sexual assault of a lacking Deer Park juvenile. The worker, who resigned whereas being investigated, was in a coaching program and was all the time beneath the direct supervision of a subject coaching officer in CFISD…These allegations are heartbreaking to the greater than 16,000 different workers who symbolize CFISD with integrity.
Chron reported the officer admitted to all the pieces besides sexually assaulting the pre-teen woman.
Bastida admitted to speaking to the woman on Meet Me, in addition to receiving the nude pictures and sending an Uber to choose her up, the prosecutor mentioned. He additionally mentioned they went to the lodge room, nonetheless, he wouldn’t reply questions on the alleged assault.
The report is only one extra proof school resource officers have to be extra extremely educated earlier than they’re ever allowed to be inside a faculty. Simply as with faculty academics, there must be a better normal for officers of the regulation who need to work with kids.