April 23, 2024
A San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy’s patch. Courtesy of the division

A former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy pleaded responsible Wednesday to little one sexual abuse and possession of kid pornography expenses.

Jose Apolonio Soto Jr., 52, who labored as a sheriff’s deputy for practically 25 years, was arrested earlier this 12 months after a search warrant was served at his Chula Vista residence.

In Might, he was charged with possession of kid pornography based mostly on what a prosecutor mentioned was “a report” that led to the search warrant and the invention of kid pornography.

On Wednesday, he additionally pleaded responsible to 2 felony counts associated to sexual abuse of a kid and faces practically 22 years to life in jail at his Jan. 8 sentencing listening to, in response to the San Diego County District Lawyer’s Workplace.

Soto started working for the division as a detentions and court-services deputy in March 1998, in response to sheriff’s officers. He retired in January of final 12 months, then was re-hired by the company on a part-time foundation in September.

Soto was fired from his part-time regulation enforcement job the identical day of his arrest, in response to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.