Chief: Deputy accused of trading freedom for child sex abuse

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ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana deputy is accused of coercing a woman to sexually abuse her 1-year-old son in exchange for her freedom.

Deputy Shaderick Jones is accused of recording the abuse on his cellphone. St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau tells news outlets that Jones was arrested Friday.

His charges include principal to first-degree rape and pornography involving juveniles. Jones’ electronic devices have been seized, and Ambeau said “there’s going to be other victims.”

Ambeau says 26-year-old Iyehesa Todd told detectives that Jones asked her to perform the act in exchange for not arresting her on a warrant for a traffic ticket. Todd is charged with incest and rape.

Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said Jones has been fired. He previously worked for Baton Rouge, White Castle and Maringouin law enforcement agencies.

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