Former Deputy Gets 13 Years For Assault On Ex-Girlfriend

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LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) — A former Los Angeles County Department Sheriff’s deputy has been given the minimum sentence of 13 years in prison for holding a woman he dated against her will.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

A judge handed down the sentence to 27-year-old Sean Paul Delacerda on Friday.

Delacerda was found guilty in April of felony charges of assault with a gun, kidnapping and false imprisonment by violence.

Orange County prosecutors say Delacerda was waiting inside the home of his former girlfriend when she arrived there last year. He accused her of cheating on him, then pulled a gun and demanded to read her email.

The former deputy then put a bullet in his gun, put it in his mouth, and pulled the trigger — misfire.

He then locked the woman in a closet to read her emails.

Delacerda’s attorney says his client suffered from depression and had been drinking and things went down in a very different way.

He plans to appeal.

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