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Posted on: September 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release: Former Police Officer Charged for Unlawful Recording of Sexual Encounter with Jane Doe


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 27, 2021



Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 




            Martinez, Calif. – Former Pinole Police Officer Anthony Vasquez (24-year-old resident of Hercules) was charged by the District Attorney’s Office with one felony and one misdemeanor for the unlawful video recording of Jane Doe while he was having sex with her. The alleged violations occurred while Vasquez was employed by the City of Pinole. Vasquez has since resigned from the Pinole Police Department.


Due to the sexual nature of this criminal complaint, our Office will not name the victim involved or describe her in any way. Vasquez recorded the victim without her consent. The defendant had a hidden camera in his bedroom at his home in Hercules that was used for this recording. 


Our Office believes there are other potential victims related to Vasquez’s alleged conduct. Anyone with information regarding this investigation please call the DA’s Office, specifically Senior Inspector Steven Cheatham at 925-957-8761. 


The case was referred to our Office to conduct a criminal investigation by the Pinole Police Department under the Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incident protocol. Pinole Police Department was contacted by a concerned individual about the incidents. 


Case information: People v. Anthony Luciano Vasquez, Docket Number 02-335189-7



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