Cameron County deputy arrested on official oppression, theft charges

A Cameron County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces misdemeanor charges after allegedly stealing more than $200 and threatening to arrest the victim, a news release from the McAllen Police Department states.

Victor Francisco Moctezuma faces Class A and B misdemeanor charges related to his arrest at about 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in the 1500 block of South 9th Street in McAllen.

McAllen police officers arrived at the location were met by a woman who claimed to have met a man at the location for masseuse services.

But the victim stated that she was coerced into sex acts by Moctezuma, had $220 in cash stolen from her, and that after he allegedly identified himself as a law enforcement officer; threatened to arrest her.

Officers subsequently located Moctezuma, who was still parked inside his vehicle near the location.

“The suspect was identified as Victor Francisco Moctezuma, 25. The suspect identified himself as an off-duty deputy of the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department,” the release from McAllen police read.

McAllen police in the release stated that other charges are pending as the investigation continues.

As of Friday afternoon, Moctezuma had posted a $4,000 bond on one count of official oppression, and theft, and released from Hidalgo County jail, jail officials stated.

Calls for comment from Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio and the sheriff’s office went unreturned as of press time.