Complaint: Cameron County deputy blackmailed woman for sex

McALLEN — A complaint provided by McAllen police shows that a Cameron County Sheriff’s Office deputy admitted to forcing a woman to engage in sexual acts after threatening to arrest her for prostitution.

According to a probable cause affidavit related to the arrest of Victor Francisco Moctezuma, 25, of Brownsville, who faces two misdemeanor charges related to a Dec. 4 incident in McAllen, the off-duty sheriff’s deputy met a woman who was advertising a massage business and services online and threatened her with arrest upon meeting her.

On that day, the woman agreed to meet with Moctezuma at a local hotel through an online website, to provide massage services. The Monitor does not identify victims of sexual assault.

But the alleged victim told police that as soon as they met at the hotel room, Moctezuma identified himself as an undercover agent and lifted his shirt; brandishing both his firearm and badge on his waistline.

“Victim stated that Moctezuma then read her rights and grabbed her purse from the counter and took $250.00 in currency and threatened to arrest her for prostitution,” the complaint stated.

The woman said Moctezuma then placed his gun, and badge on the counter; and asked her to have intercourse.

“Victim advised that she did not want to perform the sexual acts but was afraid and complied by performing oral and vaginal sex due to her fearing she would get arrested,” the document stated.

Officers located Moctezuma near the location of the alleged incident, and found him to be in possession of a firearm and badge.

“Moctezuma stated what the victim stated had occurred and admitted that he was going to pay $100 for sex,” the complaint stated.

Repeated calls to Cameron County Sheriff’s Office officials, including Sheriff Omar Lucio, for comment and status on Moctezuma’s status with the agency, have not been returned.

lzazueta@themonitor.com