Bexar County deputy accused of sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

A Bexar County Sheriff’s Office bailiff is facing termination after he was arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a girl that was reported in December.

Gerard Mamorno, 40, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Bail was set at $85,000.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said the allegations against Mamorno were brought on Dec. 8. Mamorno was placed on administrative leave that day.

The girl, who is now 7-years-old and lives in another state, told authorities at her school that she was assaulted by Mamorno in either 2016 or 2017 when she was living in Texas, Salazar said.

“Let me take this time to commend her for having the courage to come forward and for the authorities she outcried to to get in touch with the right people that she needed to,” Salazar said.

On Friday, Salazar said detectives found enough evidence to arrest Mamorno and search his home.

He declined to speak with a detective when brought to BCSO headquarters, the sheriff said.

In April 2017, Mamorno was rehired to work for the sheriff’s office, where he has served off and on for about 7 years, Salazar said.

Officials said they will serve Mamorno termination papers while he is in jail.

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