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New details released following indictment of Big Spring Police detective

Detective Joel Rojo (Source: Big Spring Police Department) Detective Joel Rojo (Source: Big Spring Police Department)
BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) -

New details are coming out about a Big Spring detective who was indicted on several sex crime charges.

Documents show one allegation dating back to 2014.

Detective Joel Rojo is indicted on three counts of official oppression, one count of indecency with a child and one count of sexual performance by a child.

The indictment say Rojo succeeded in persuading one minor to expose her breast and another to expose her genitals. He's also accused of harassing a woman to take photographs of sexual nature. The indictment claims he did it while using his authority as a detective. 

In a release from the Howard County District Attorney's office they said, "The indictments allege the detective did not place these females in revealing and lewd positions for law enforcement investigation reasons but for his personal sexual gratification."

Attorney Raul Malhorta is representing one of the underage victims and said her behavior has changed over the time he's known her.

"My personal observation with my interactions with her and her family, it’s very traumatic. Think about it, you’re 13-year-old and you’re dealing with law enforcement and subjected to this type of behavior," said Malhotra.

The investigation started August 2015 and Rojo has been on administrative leave for seven months.

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