GORGETOWN POLICE OFFICER, HIS WIFE ACCUSED OF SEX CRIMES INVOLVING 17-YEAR-OLD
February 3, 2021
GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A Georgetown police officer and his wife are facing felony charges after being accused of compelling a “sexual performance” from a 17-year-old girl.
Georgetown Police say 28-year-old Samuel Tejeda and his wife Ashley Tejeda turned themselves in on Wednesday Feb. 3 after they were under investigation by the Georgetown Police Department and the Texas Rangers. KXAN has requested the arrest affidavits in their case. KXAN is working to reach out to the Tejeda’s for comment. An attorney was not listed online for either of the Tejedas.
Police say they were first made aware of the situation on Jan. 26 of this year. It says the crime the officer is accused of happened while he was off duty. According to police, Samuel Tejeda personally knew the victim involved.
Following an immediate criminal investigation, on Jan. 27, Samuel Tejeda was placed on administrative leave, Georgetown police say. He now faces second-degree felony charges.
On Jan. 29 a search warrant was executed at the Tejedas’ house. On Feb. 2, police say they obtained arrest warrants for Samuel Tejeda. Both he and Ashley Tejeda face two counts of sexual performance by a child charges.
Special investigators with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services are also helping with the investigation, the agency confirmed to KXAN Wednesday:
“Our investigators will meet with parents, children and relatives to assess the safety of all children involved and ensure all of their needs are met. We do not have any information on legal actions taken by the agency at this time.”
Samuel Tejeda graduated from the police academy in January 2017 and worked as a reserve officer in Jarrell before working for the Georgetown Police Department.
He’s been with the Georgetown Police Department since March 2018, and did not have any record of prior discipline with the Georgetown Police Department.
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