Pensacola, FL (August 1, 2019) – A deputy identified as 33-year-old Jerome Bernard Zaid was arrested after he was accused of sexually assaulting at least two children under the age of six.
Zaid has since been arrested on charges of sexual battery of a child. At the time of his arrest, he was employed as a deputy with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Police investigated and determined that at least two children under the age of six were victimized. Zaid allegedly had contact with them frequently.
A child spoke with deputies and told them that Zaid urinated in her mouth a lot between 2017 and 2019.
On July 26, deputies moved forward and arrested Zaid for the crimes. However, police believe that there might be additional victims and so they continue to investigate at this time.
Pensacola Sexual Battery Laws
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