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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Bexar County Grand Jury indicts SAPD officer for bribery, child pornography charges

This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury handed down multiple indictments against a San Antonio police officer.

Erik Rodriguez is charged in two-count indictment with bribery and misuse of public information The first count of the indictment alleges that on Jan. 6, 2021, Rodriguez while he was a public servant, to wit: a San Antonio police officer, did intentionally or knowingly accept or agree to accept a benefit, other than a political contribution as defined by Title 15, Election Code, or an expenditure made and reported in accordance with Chapter 305, Government Code, to-wit: $100 from Jeremiah Gonzalez, as consideration for a violation by Rodriguez of a duty imposed by law on Rodriguez, to wit: a duty to not disclose for nongovernmental purpose information to which Rodriguez had access because of his employment, and which information had not been made public. The second count of the indictment alleges that on Jan. 6, 2021, Rodriguez did then and there, as a public servant, namely a San Antonio police officer, and with intent to obtain a benefit, disclosed to Jeremiah Gonzalez for a nongovernmental purpose information to which Rodriguez had access because of his employment, and which information had not been made public, namely, the identity of the reporting person in a San Antonio Police Department case and the identity of the suspect in the same SAPD case.

A second indictment charges Rodriguez with possession of child pornography. It alleges that on Jan. 13, 2021, Rodriguez did then and there intentionally and knowingly possess visual material that visually depicted, and which Rodriguez knew visually depicted a child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time the video of the child was made, engaging in sexual conduct, namely sexual bestiality. Because Rodriguez had not been charged with this offense prior to today’s indictment, the Grand Jury set a bond of $100,000 on this case.

These cases are being prosecuted by the Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Unit in the 226th District Court. Because they are pending trial, we can make no further comment.

Copies of court records may be requested online here. The status of pending cases may be searched online here.

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