Florida sheriff’s deputy arrested on 29 child sex charges

Kreg Costa. Image Broward County jail.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A South Florida deputy is facing 29 child sex-related charges, including sexual assault and using a computer in an attempt to lure a child for sex.

Authorities say 43-year-old Sgt. Kreg Costa of the Broward Sheriff’s Office was arrested Thursday and was being held without bail. Costa’s attorney said in a statement that he will be exonerated.

Investigators say staff at Costa’s office noticed he was staying in his office during the night shift with the lights off and his service belt removed. A check into Costa’s computer showed he was viewing websites dedicated to hardcore pornography, incest and bondage-dominance while at work.

Authorities say Costa also exchanged sexually explicit emails and videos with a 16-year-old girl.

Costa, a deputy since 1999, has been suspended with pay since April 24.

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