New Details Released in Connection with Former West Texas Roughnecks Director of Operations

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NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - New details released in connection with the arrest of a former West Texas Roughnecks employee.

The allegations against Ernesto Salcido are disturbing and they're all laid out in an affidavit that NewsWest 9 got a hold of on Friday.

As NewsWest 9 first reported on Thursday night, Ernesto Salcido was arrested and charged for video-taping people without their knowledge.

According to an affidavit NewsWest 9 received, Salcido allegedly taped men and women inside the Allegiance Pro Sports Incorporated office restroom.

The video shows them using the facilities and changing clothes without knowing they were being taped. This was all part of an on-going investigation by Odessa Police that led to Salcido's arrest on Thursday.

Shortly after the arrest, Salcido was fired as Director of Operations for the Roughnecks.

According to the affidavit, this isn't the first time Salcido has been in trouble.

In September of last year, he was accused of sending text messages to a 14-year-old girl asking her to take revealing photos of herself.

At that time, Salcido was dismissed from the company and was forced to surrender his company laptop and two cell phones.

On the computer, detectives found child pornography and images from inside the restroom.

Now, the investigation into the alleged text messages and child porn possession have been turned over to the feds.
So far, no charges have been filed in that case.

Salcido remains in the Midland County Detention Center on the videotaping charges.
We'll continue to follow this story and bring you the latest developments.