A woman says a former Cameron County sheriff’s deputy raped and robbed her but avoided charges of sexual assault, KGBT reported.
The masseuse told reporters she met with Victor Moctezuma by appointment at a McAllen hotel on Dec. 6 to give a massage, and after he entered the room, he asked what came with the massage. She replied that the massage was the only service offered, according to the TV station.
Her attorney, Orlando Jimenez, told KGBT that Moctezuma then “exposed a badge and a gun and he told my client, ‘I’m the police, I’m an investigator’ and he said ‘I’m going to arrest you for prostitution’ and my client said ‘What? I don’t know what you’re talking about,’ and he said, ‘I’ve arrested seven prostitutes and you’re the last one.’ ”
Jimenez said that Moctezuma demanded she give him all the money in her possession and have sex with him. The attorney said his client felt she had no choice and had sex with the officer, then called 911 after he left the room.
McAllen police officers arrived, took her report, and later found Moctezuma in another hotel room with a different woman, the TV station reported. Moctezuma was arrested that night and charged with theft and official oppression but not sexual assault. He was fired from his deputy job after his arrest.
“I really, really hate to think that somehow they’re covering for him, [and thinking that] this is a brother in arms so we’re going to get him misdemeanor charges so he can plead out,” Jimenez said. “In the last half a month there haven’t been any arrests [in the case] … . We call and they just say it’s under investigation.”
Lt. Joel Morales released a statement to KGBT that said the McAllen Police Department is still investigating the incident.
“Upon conclusion of the investigation, the McAllen PD will file all applicable charges related to this incident and refer all cases to the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution,” he said.