HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A Harris County deputy was fired Monday after he was accused of releasing obscene material online, deputies said.
The six-year veteran, Andrew C. Sustaita Jr., was assigned to the crime control division when he was arrested, investigators said.
“The allegation involves production of obscene material that includes sexual contact with a dog,” said Dane Schiller, a spokesperson for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Deputies said Susaita’s Harris County account was involved in producing the obscene and illicit material online.
“The possession of obscene and illicit material is made even more troubling when a Sheriff’s Office employee is found to be involved,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Every resource of this office will be dedicated to protecting the public and holding our employees accountable for wrongdoing.”
Sustaita is charged with obscenity, which is a misdemeanor, court documents said. He is out of jail on a $5,000 bond.
He is expected in court on Jan. 17.