Ashley & Samuel Tejeda Georgetown, Texas cop & wife arrested having sexual relationship w/ 17 year old teen girl. Wife recorded sexual encounter.
A Texas police officer and his wife have been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
Georgetown officer Samuel Tejeda, 28, and his wife, Ashley Tejeda, who have two children, turned themselves in on Wednesday after being investigated for having sexual relations with the teenager, according to a press release from the City of Georgetown.
The Tejedas, who married in December 2019, were charged with ‘sexual performance by a child’.
The couple’s arrest follows authorities investigating the husband and wife last month after receiving a tip on January 26 that the Tejedas were sexually involved with the teenager.
The next day, Officer Tejeda was placed on administrative leave FOX7 reported.
Officer Tejeda knew the teen personally and not as a result of his duties
Warrants for the couple’s arrests were issued after authorities conducted a search on their home. They turned themselves in around 8am Wednesday.
According to the press release, investigators discovered that Officer Tejeda knew the teen personally and not as a result of his duties as a Georgetown officer.
Investigators also said the alleged sex acts did not occur while Officer Tejeda was on duty or while he was serving in an official capacity.
The Tejedas are now facing two counts of sexual performance by a child, which are second-degree felonies.
Wife admits recording encounters but destroying video upon finding out about investigation
The arrest affidavit, obtained by KXAN, says the teenager told police that she had sex multiple times with Officer Tejeda in her backyard and at the couple’s home in Jarrell.
Ashley Tejeda reportedly admitted to having the sexual relationship with the teenager and her husband.
She also told authorities that she recorded one of their sex acts on her phone.
But the affidavit says she ‘deleted the content of the video from her phone on the day that Samuel was informed of pending criminal action against him’.
Officer Tejeda graduated from the police academy in 2017 and worked as a reserve officer in Jarrell, Texas.
In March 2018, Tejeda secured a position with the Georgetown Police Department. He does not have any record of prior discipline with the department.