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Retired deputy charged with sex assault of child

A retired Harris County Sheriff's deputy who was accused in April of having a sexual relationship with a female inmate was charged today with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child.

Paul Briones, 53, has pleaded not guilty to the April charge of improper sexual relationship with an inmate and maintains his innocence, his attorney Lisa Andrews said. Andrews would not comment on today's charges because she had not been hired on the case and was not authorized to speak.

Donna Hawkins, a spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney's office declined to comment on the new charges because Briones has not been arraigned.

Briones retired from law enforcement in January after 26 years of working in the jail and the criminal courthouse, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Christina Garza.

Briones is free on $2,000 bail.

Garza said Briones has not yet turned himself in on the new charges.


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Added: Jun-29-2010 Occurred On: Jun-29-2010
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Tags: HarrisCounty, Texas, Sheriff, Deputy, Sexual Assualt, Pedophile
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