Iberville, LA — Over the past few years, the Free Thought Project has reported on utterly horrific crimes perpetrated by police officers against society's most vulnerable. From children to the elderly, no demographic is left safe. However, a case out of Iberville Parish in Louisiana is at the top of the list for the most disturbing things we've ever seen. An on-duty cop forced a mother to perform oral sex on her one-year-old son — while he filmed it to make child porn — by threatening to arrest her if she refused.
Iberville Parish sheriff's deputy Shaderick Jones was serving an arrest warrant last week at the home of Iyehesa Todd, 26. According to St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau, while serving the warrant, Jones told Todd that he would not arrest her if she performed the act for "his fantasy."
Disgustingly enough, Todd followed through with it as Jones made the video.
As the Advocate reports:
St. Gabriel police officers arrested Jones Friday night, according to Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi. Ambeau said his team coordinated with the Port Allen Police Department and the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office to execute a search warrant for Jones’ residence around 11:45 p.m.
Authorities seized several electronic devices and arrested Jones, Ambeau said. Based on witnesses who had access to the devices, Ambeau said, authorities have proof Jones was in possession of pornography. It was unclear if any of the images on those devices, which have not yet been inspected by investigators, involved children.
GPS tracking in Jones’ sheriff’s cruiser places him at Todd’s residence at 3 p.m. Thursday, Ambeau said, while Jones was still on duty. He remained at the residence for about two hours, though he ended his on-duty shift at 4 p.m.
The video was filmed at 4:38 p.m.
“He had been off duty for 30 minutes,” Ambeau said. “Still in uniform.”
After Jones was arrested, Todd was arrested shortly after and booked into the Iberville Parish jail on first-degree rape and incest charges. Jones was booked into West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Cener on principal to first-degree rape, malfeasance in office and pornography involving juveniles because of the video of the 1-year-old child on his cell phone, according to Ambeau.
Both of them are being held without bail.
The Department of Children and Family Services took custody of the child Friday night.
“I have 30 years of experience,” Ambeau said. “This is at the top of the list for the worst case. I have never witnessed something so disgusting — it’s sickening to your stomach to see.”
He believes “there’s going to be other victims,” and urges the public to come forward if they have knowledge of Jones doing anything like this in the past, according to the Advocate.
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"This is sick, and law enforcement should be held to a higher standard," Stassi said. "The deputy who worked for me damn sure will be held to that higher standard."
Hopefully, Jones will be held to a higher standard.
After calling this the worst thing he has ever seen, Ambeau was quick to make sure everyone knew Jones was just one bad apple and that the rest of the department is good to go.
“You have more good officers than you have bad,” Ambeau said. “You can do all the psychological evaluation you want – every now and then you have one bad apple slip through the crack.”
However, as TFTP has reported, the "bad apple" theory among police officers — especially in regard to sexual misconduct — holds no water. Hundreds of cops a year are arrested for sexual abuse, and in many of the cases, the victims are minors.
As TFTP has reported, a study exposed the startling fact that police officers are arrested about 1,100 times a year, or roughly three officers charged every day. Many of these arrests are over unspeakable sex crimes.
A separate study as reported by the AP in 2015 found similarly shocking numbers.
The probe revealed that 550 officers were decertified for various sexual assaults, including rape. Some were dismissed for sodomy or sexual shakedowns, where victims were forced to perform sexual acts to avoid arrest.
A further 440 officers lost their jobs for other sex-related offenses, such as possessing child pornography, being a peeping Tom, sending sexually charged messages to underage teens or having sex while on duty.
About one-third of the officers lost their jobs for committing sexual offenses against children. Even more shocking is the fact that every one of these studies indicates that most of the cases go unreported because the victims are scared to report the officers to their own departments.