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L.A. sheriff's deputy charged with over 30 sex crimes against children

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy charged with more than 30 sex crimes involving children, CBS Los Angeles reports.

"Sexually assaulting a child not only deprives them of their innocence, it leaves long-lasting trauma on their minds. This is one of the most egregious crimes my office has encountered." It's one, and it's worse when the person who commits the crime commits it. It's up to us to protect them and our community from harm," said District Attorney Gascon. 

On Tuesday, Deputy Sean Her Essex was indicted by a grand jury on 18 counts of oral her sex with a child, 12 counts of indecent assault on a child under the age of 14, and two counts of sexual abuse. it was done. Behavior with a child under the age of 14, and her one count for possessing child pornography — a total of 33 counts. The indictment includes her 2006 case, which was previously dismissed by the district attorney's office. 

In this July 19, 2016 photo of her, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Renata Phillippe (right) Recruiter Sean is listening to her Essex story. Jae C. Hong/AP

Essex pleaded not guilty on his first day in court. If convicted, Essex would face 32 counts of him ending in life in prison. 

The Sheriff's Department fired Essex in 2018 following a criminal and internal investigation. it ordered him to be resinstated. It does not reflect the values ​​of the committed men and women of law enforcement,” the ministry wrote. statement. 

The bureau also said Essex was again "removed from office" and officials are working to cut his salary. 

40} “The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department expects all personnel to maintain the highest ethical, moral, and professional standards at all times. The bureaucratic community expects peace officers to hold to the highest moral and ethical standards, just as sheriffs do," the bureau wrote. 42}

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