The former Broward Sheriff's deputy who stood accused back in 2009 of sexually assaulting undocumented immigrants entered a plea of guilty and will be sentenced to five years in prison and 10 years probation.
Former Deputy Jonathan Bleiweiss entered the plea Thursday morning at an 8:30 a.m. hearing.
The case stems back six years ago when Bleiweiss was initially hit with 15 charges including false imprisonment, stalking and sexual assault. Later, an additional seven counts were added after a search warrant found that Bleiweiss also kept personal info on potential victims, adding descriptions of the men to each file, according to court documents.
Bleiweiss had been on the force since 2002. He was named Employee of the Year in Oakland Park in 2008, the same year Father Bob Daudill, of All Saints Catholic Mission Soup Kitchen, sent a letter to the city's mayor to warn that Bleiweiss was harassing homeless people who used his soup kitchen.