A 15 year employee of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office was arrested today and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, a major felony which carries a minimum 25 year prison sentence if convicted, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The charge implies that Jose Angel Laines raped a child under the age of 14. He is also charged with Indecency with a Child by Contact.
Laines is a records clerk with the Sheriff's office.
Sheriff Javier Salazar says Laines has been placed on administrative leave without pay and will be fired.
"“The disturbing allegations against this 14-year employee go back to at least a decade. We are glad our Warrants team was able to get him into custody," Salazar said. "We have already initiated termination proceedings and we stand ready to assist SAPD with whatever they may need.”
Laines is held on bonds totalling $150,000.
PHOTO: BEXAR COUNTY SHERIFF