Ex-Jacksonville cop gets 11 years for trying to entice teen

Published on September 27, 2023 at 11:44 am

A former Jacksonville police officer has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison after he admitted to sending nude pictures of himself to a teenage boy he met at a Clay County gym, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The sentence follows a guilty plea by Alejandro Carmona-Fonseca in December to attempted online enticement of a boy he had met at a gym, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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“Instead of honoring his oath to serve and protect, this former law enforcement officer chose to use his position of trust to exploit the innocence of the very children he was charged with protecting,” Assistant Special Agent K. Jim Phillips Homeland Security Investigations said in a news release.

According to court documents, the case began when the Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a local gym from a teenage member, who told detectives that Carmona-Fonseca sent images and videos with his privates exposed.

Carmona-Fonseca was arrested again a month later when another teen said he received images that included racy photos, a Clay County warrant said.

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Carmona-Fonseca received 28 complaints from superiors and citizens in his 15 years as a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office patrolman, according to his Employee Administrative Investigation History.

author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 email Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.

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