A veteran West University Place police sergeant has been arrested by his own department, charged with breach of computer security after he reportedly hacked into his estranged wife’s computer.
Sgt. John Guerra was charged in Harris County District Court on the misdemeanor count.
According to court documents, Guerra covertly installed a program on his estranged wife’s computer to track her Internet use. Guerra and his wife are reportedly in the process of getting a divorce.
“WUPD recently received a complaint from Officer John Guerra’s wife that he had hacked her computer by installing a program that monitors activity. As soon as we received the complaint, he was placed on administrative leave with pay until the case was resolved,” Police Chief Ken Walker said in a statement. “An administrative investigation to determine the appropriate disciplinary action to be taken has been initiated.”
Guerra was booked into the Harris County jail and released on a $500 bond.