Fmr. Deputy Accused Of Abusing Undocumented Immigrants To Change Plea


Fmr. Deputy Accused Of Abusing Undocumented Immigrants To Change Plea

A former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy accused of intimidating undocumented immigrants into performing sex acts is expected to enter a guilty plea on Thursday.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the move is part of a plea deal in which Jonathan Bleiweiss, 34, would be sentenced to five years.

Bleiweiss is facing a number of charges including stalking, battery, sex offenses and armed false imprisonment from cases brought on by seven victims, all men who were in the country illegally between 2008 and 2009.

If he had been convicted after his trial, Bleiweiss would have faced life in prison.

His lawyer, Alvin Entin, said his client is pleading guilty to a number of charges including armed false imprisonment and simple battery but he is not required to actually admit committing the crimes, under a provision of the law.

As part of the deal, prosecutors will drop charges on the sex offenses, according to Entin.

Bleiweiss will also not have to register as a sex offender when he is out of prison.

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