A San Jose sex crimes detective was charged this week with possessing sexually graphic photos of a teen girl.
Tony Fregger, 33, surrendered Thursday evening, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The eight-year SJPD veteran has been placed on paid administrative leave from his assignment to the Sexual Assaults Investigation Unit. While San Jose Inside does not have license to publish, here is a link to a photo of Fregger found on the Chi Pi Sigma fraternity’s Flickr page.
Fregger first contacted the victim online, prosecutors say. On Jan. 26, 2011, the victim sent a Facebook message to the officer that said, “I’m 17 and my birthdays (sic) in February.”
“Oh man, I thought u were like 21! Lol,” Fregger allegedly responded.
She was 16 at the time, according to the DA’s office.
Even though he knew the victim was a minor, the detective still asked for sexually graphic pictures of the girl from January to February 2011, says Sgt. Johnson Fong of the SJPD Internal Affairs Unit.
Fregger’s colleagues searched Fregger’s personal computer in May this year and found sexually explicit photos of the victim tucked away in a folder labeled with her name.
“This officer’s job was to investigate sex crimes,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement sent out Thursday. “Those in law enforcement who criminally abuse the public’s trust do a tremendous dishonor to their fellow officers and they will be held accountable by my office.”