BREAKING NEWS: DPS chief, police officer post $25K, $10K cash bail plus property

Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho has allowed this afternoon, Friday, special assistant for Homeland Security and Emergency Management James C. Deleon Guerrero and Police Officer 3 Jesse S. Concepcion to post $25,000 and $10,000 cash bail plus unsecured property bond respectively.

Camacho found Deleon Guerrero’s wife and Concepcion’s brother as suitable to serve as their party custodians.

The judge imposed many strict conditions, including house arrest.

Preliminary hearing will be on April 19 at 1:30pm. Arraignment will be on April 25 at 9am.
Deleon Guerrero arrived from Guam this morning and surrendered to authorities, according to his counsel, Joaquin Torres.

Concepcion was arrested at the Department of Public Safety’s impounding lot in Lower Base on Thursday morning.

Deleon Guerrero was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a then-15-year-old girl while he was then-commissioner of the Department of Public Safety in 2013.

Govendo imposed a $100,000 cash bail each on Deleon Guerrero and Concepcion for the charges of sexual assault in the first degree and sexual assault in the second degree.

According to court documents, Deleon Guerrero is Concepcion’s co-defendant in the case.

More details to follow.

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Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@saipantribune.com

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