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DA: Border Patrol Agent Gave Cocaine to Teen, Took Nude Pics

Agent Daniel Alfredo Spear allegedly had on his phone several photos of the victim in lingerie

A teenager testified Thursday that her friend’s father, a U.S. Border Patrol agent, gave her cocaine and lingerie and took photos of her while performing sex acts. 

The young woman was the prosecution’s key witness against Daniel Alfredo Spear, who faces charges of forcible lewd and lascivious acts on a person under the age of 18 and administering or furnishing drugs to a minor.

Spear did not look at the teenager as she described how Spear allegedly touched her while she slept at his home on the Fourth of July.

She testified Spear brought cocaine, money, lingerie and a camera to the Dana Inn in the Mission Bay area on October 20.

Spear, 45, arrived to court holding hands with his wife. His defense attorney said the couple provided the teenager with money to pay for food and rent.

The defense also asked the teenager about her medical condition fibromyalgia which she acknowledges affects her memory. Spear's defense attorney also brought up problems Jane Doe was having with her mother.

San Diego Police Detective Brian Sanchez testified Spear had more than 10 photos of the victim on the defendant’s phone.

Several of them showed the teenager posing in lingerie on a bed matching those inside the Dana Inn, Sanchez testified.

Superior Court Judge Joan Weber ruled enough evidence was presented at the pretrial hearing and ordered Spear to stand trial.

The U.S. Border Patrol has placed Spear on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation. An internal investigation has since been launched.

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