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Sheriff releases details about ex-deputy arrested for exposing self to teen girl

Andres Ibarra, 26, faces charges of indecency with a child

BEXAR COUNTY – A former Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested after he allegedly exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Friday.

Salazar said Andres Ibarra, 26, who recently worked at a private security company, resigned earlier this year from BCSO after he was under investigation for sleeping on the job.

He is now facing charges of indecency with a child after the incident was posted on social media.

The victim videotaped Ibarra exposing himself to her after he offered her a ride and followed her into an apartment complex, Salazar said. Two blurred images of the incident were shown at the news conference.

“The sex act was actually videotaped,” Salazar said in a news conference Friday, adding that he advises anyone in that situation to run from the suspect and call authorities. “This is a very dangerous situation this lady was in.”

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Ibarra was arrested Thursday and transferred to a jail in Karnes County.

Ibarra started working with BCSO in 2016, Salazar said, even with a criminal history of violence and graffiti.

“He’s the type of person that should have never been hired in the first place," he said.

Ibarra was hired amid a “hiring binge,” Salazar said. “Maybe that criminal history was missed.”

The sheriff said because of the boldness of the crime, he doesn’t think this is the first time that it has happened.

A similar incident possibly involving Ibarra was reported recently on the West Side, Salazar said. That incident remains under investigation.

“I expect that there’s more victims out there," he said. “I hope there’s nothing more sinister than what we’ve seen”

He asks anyone who may have had an encounter with Ibarra to call the sheriff’s office at 210-335-6070.

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