Dallas police officer accused of indecency with a child

A Dallas police officer turned himself in on an indecency with a child charge and has since bonded out of jail.

Senior Corporal Joe Ramos Jr. was accused of a similar crime in 2006 but was cleared. Now, he's charged with the same crime and on leave from the department.

Ramos has turned himself in to Desoto PD on Friday where he remained in jail on $5,000 bond until he bonded out Wednesday afternoon. FOX 4 requested his mugshot from Desoto PD, but it has not been released.

A Dallas County grand jury indicted Ramos for felony indecency with a child. Court records state the offense happened in February of 2016, but there are no further details.

In 2006, Ramos was fired from the force after being indicted by an Ellis County grand jury on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. Not long after his indictment, he was acquitted in 2007 and reinstated at DPD.

On Wednesday, Dallas PD released news of the arrest saying Ramos has been with the department since 1997 and was most recently assigned to the Open Records Unit.

Neither Dallas Police nor the Dallas Police Association would comment further on the case.

FOX 4 contacted the man who represented Ramos on the two 2006 charges he was acquitted of, but we did not hear back.

Ramos is on administrative leave while the department conducts an investigation.

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