On Monday, January 09, 2017, investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office High Tech Crime Unit charged Andrew C. Sustaita Jr. with Obscenity, a State Jail Felony. Sustaita is a six year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, most recently assigned to the Crime Control Division. Sustaita was immediately relieved of duty upon arrest.

Sustaita was identified as a suspect during the course of an investigation managed by the Sheriff’s Office High Tech Crime Unit. Investigators were contacted regarding obscene material originating from an account in Harris County, TX. Through their investigation it was determined that Sustaita was involved in producing obscene 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,” stated Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Every resource of this office will be dedicated to protecting the public and holding our employees accountable for wrongdoing.”

The investigation remains ongoing, additional charges may be filed upon conclusion.