January 21, 2020
A former Fruitland police officer initially charged with eight sex crimes against children in Payette County reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to four felonies on Friday.
Alexander Plaza, 25, was arrested in September on charges that covered alleged abuse between October 2017 and June 2019.
Plaza pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery of a child ages 16 or 17 and one count of sexual abuse of a child younger than age 16.
The abuse occurred when Plaza was off-duty. The Fruitland department confirmed last