Pasco Deputy Terminated, Charged, After Committing Sex Act, Appeared on Live PD
WARNING: Explicit Sexual Content
PASCO – A Pasco Sheriff’s Deputy is out of a job and charged with battery, after a woman says he committed a sex act and touched her during an “investigation.”
According to an arrest affidavit, on February 15th, 25-year-old Joseph Mercado responded to the victim’s residence to discuss a “serious incident that she witnessed.” The victim agreed to step outside to speak with Mercado in the driveway. Once outside, Mercado allegedly began masturbating in front of the victim and continued, despite being told several times to leave. Once Mercado ejaculated, he placed it on the victim’s breast, face and neck before leaving the property.
On February 28th, Mercado was arrested and charged with simple battery. He has also since been terminated from the Sheriff’s Office.
Officials say Mercado was off-duty while at the victim’s residence and when he committed the alleged offense.
Mercado is listed as appearing on the hit reality show, Live PD, who are currently producing episodes in Pasco County.
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