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Fired Harris County deputy now facing child porn charge, court documents say

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A Harris County deputy who was fired Monday after he was accused of releasing obscene material online is now facing additional charges of possession of child pornography.

The six-year veteran, Andrew C. Sustaita Jr., was assigned to the crime control division when he was arrested, investigators said.

“The allegation involves production of obscene material that includes sexual contact with a dog,” said Dane Schiller, a spokesperson for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Sustaita's personal computer was confiscated at the time of his arrest, and investigators found over 200 images and videos that meet the definition of child pornography, according to court documents.

Deputies said Susaita’s Harris County account was involved in producing the obscene and illicit material online.

“The possession of obscene and illicit material is made even more troubling when a Sheriff’s Office employee is found to be involved,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Every resource of this office will be dedicated to protecting the public and holding our employees accountable for wrongdoing.”

Sustaita is charged obscenity, which is a misdemeanor and three felony charges of child pornography, court documents said. He is out of jail on a $10,000 bond.

He is expected in court on Jan. 17.