Former law enforcement officer kills himself amid child pornography investigation
SAN ANTONIO - Ruben Rene Huerta, 46, killed himself Wednesday after FBI and San Antonio police began to advance on his home while trying to serve an arrest warrant.
According to affidavits, Huerta was wanted for receiving child pornography through the Internet. Huerta worked for the Bexar County Detention office and the San Antonio Park Police from 1993-2009.
Officials were first notified of the alleged crimes in September from a tip. The tip described 42 image and video files containing child pornography sent to Huertas blog on Tumblr.
After investigating, officials found files had been delivered to the blog at two locations, his home and the hotel where he worked.
The images contained boys and girls ages five to 10 years old.
Officials served a search warrant at both locations in October, also interviewing Huerta. Huerta admitted to using the site as well as other Internet applications and messaging sites at both locations on computers and his phone.
During interviews, the affidavit says Huerta said he started using meth and child pornography after being terminated from the Park Police in order to receive a "rush" because it was "taboo."