Guadalupe County sheriff’s deputy arrested, accused of child sex crimes

Joshua Hernandez arrested in Comal County, records show

Joshua Hernandez was arrested on child sex crime charges.
Joshua Hernandez was arrested on child sex crime charges. (KSAT)

GUADALUPE COUNTY, Texas – An investigator with the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Wednesday on child sex crime charges, Comal County jail records showed.

Joshua Hernandez, 35, was taken into custody by the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, according to the records. He was arrested on suspicion of indecency with a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Comal County records showed the allegation against Hernandez was reported on April 2. Investigators interviewed Hernandez, the alleged victim, and three females in connection with the investigation.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement records show that Hernandez has been with the sheriff’s office since August 2011.

Guadalupe County Sheriff Arnold Zwicke confirmed the arrest, saying that Hernandez made him aware of the allegations in April.

Zwicke did not provide further information about the case and did not say whether Hernandez was fired or reassigned after the he became aware of the allegation.

Jail records showed Hernandez’s bail was set at $40,000.

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Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.