Jesus Gonzalez, 42, arrested in uniform
Posted: 6:49 AM, December 29, 2016 Updated: 12:53 PM, December 29, 2016
SAN ANTONIO – A reserve officer with the Elmendorf Police Department was in full uniform Tuesday when he was arrested and accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Jesus Gonzalez, 42, faces a first degree felony charge of continuous sex abuse of a child.
The arrest affidavit did not specify the agency that employed Gonzalez.
However, state law enforcement records obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders confirm Gonzalez worked as a reserve officer at the time of his arrest Tuesday.
An Elmendorf police official confirmed Thursday Gonzalez resigned following his arrest.
Gonzalez’s badge, ID and other city property has since been returned, according to the official.
Additionally, county officials confirmed Gonzalez worked as an entry-level juvenile detention officer the past year, before resigning December 12.
The county’s chief juvenile probation officer said Gonzalez resigned while facing discipline for attendance issues, unrelated to the sex assault case.
The official said there was no indication Gonzalez had any issues with juvenile inmates.
The arrest affidavit stated that the mother of the 13-year-old girl made the outcry after finding provocative pictures of her daughter on her cell phone.
She told investigators that the girl later admitted that Gonzalez had asked her to send him the photos, and that they have been engaging in an ongoing sexual relationship since September, the affidavit said.
Although his mug shot does not reflect it, the affidavit said that Gonzalez was dressed in his full law enforcement uniform at the time of his arrest.
Gonzalez previously worked for the Alamo Colleges and Natalia police departments, in a law enforcement career spanning 18 years.