A former Louisiana deputy was arrested with child pornography charges in relation to an infant rape.
St. Gabriel Police chief Kevin Ambeau said former Deputy Shadrick Jones is accused of coercing a mother to perform a sexual act on her one-year-old son to avoid being arrested for not appearing in court for a traffic violation.
Police say the incident happened on June 6 about 30 minutes after Jones’ shift ended. He was working for the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The mother has been identified as Iyehesa Todd. According to NBC affiliate WVLA, Todd was arrested and charged with first-degree rape and incest. She was booked into the Iberville Parish jail.
Police say Jones filmed the rape on his personal phone. They confirmed the video belonged to Jones.
“I’ve never seen anything so disgusting and sickening in my life,” Ambeau said. “I’ve also reached out to the Baton Rouge of Homeland Security to see if we can bring in federal charges.”
Ambeau emphasized that there are more good police officers than bad, but “this Jones is a bad apple.”
Jones is charged with juvenile pornography, principal to first degree rape, and malfeasance in office. According to the local NBC affiliate in Baton Rouge, Jones has been fired.