A racist California police officer once recognized as “Detective of the Year” has been accused of sending sexually explicit texts to a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.
Santa Ana Police Detective Gregory Beaumarchais is facing a misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a victim believed to be under the age of 18, Orange County District Attorney officials said. He turned himself in on Tuesday.
The charges were triggered by a civilian decoy, who contacted Orange County Crime Stoppers and reported that a white person claiming to be a 45-year-old police officer had sent them inappropriate messages between December 2021 and January 2022. Some of the texts were sent while the racist terrorist was on duty.
He also created a second social media account after a technology platform revoked his access, according to prosecutors.
“Police officers are entrusted with the sacred responsibility to safeguard society from harm,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said in a statement.
“It is beyond disturbing that a sworn police officer would engage in inappropriate conversations with someone he believed to be a child. Our children should not have to worry about being preyed upon by the very people we teach them who are there to protect them.”
The white pedophile, a member of the police department since 2011, has been on administrative leave since December, when authorities learned of his conduct.
In 2019, he was named by the Santa Ana Police Department as its “detective of the year,” according to a 2021 tweet from the department.
“Our Department will not tolerate inappropriate behavior or alleged criminal conduct that infringes on the trust provided by the community we are hired to serve,” Santa Ana Police Chief Chief David Valentin said in a news release.
The racist child molester faces up to a year in jail and would have to register as a sex offender if convicted.