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Former CCPD officer accused of posing as CPS worker facing more charges

Posted at 11:05 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 13:31:38-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The former Corpus Christi police officer accused of impersonating a Child Protective Services worker is facing more charges.

This morning, Norma Deleon appeared in the 117th District Court.

Judge Sandra Watts arraigned Deleon on two counts of impersonating a public servant and two counts of official oppression.

Initially, Deleon was charged with one count of impersonating a public servant and two counts of official oppression.

Police say on Nov. 29, 2018, she asked two officers to meet her at an apartment on the 5600 block of Carroll Lane to help her with a welfare check on a child. Police say she convinced the child's father to let her into his apartment and once inside, she found and woke the child, and then used her personal cell phone to put the girl on Facetime with the child's grandmother.

The father later learned Deleon was not a C.P.S. worker and was actually dating the child's uncle, officer Tommy Cabello. He retired from the Corpus Christi Police Department in February. In July, Cabello was sentenced to 10 years in prison for abusing his wife over a period of 17 years.

Deleon was arrested on Feb. 7 and resigned from the Corpus Christi Police Department in March after 10 years with the department.

Meanwhile, Deleon has been charged with an additional count of impersonating a public servant after the Nueces County District Attorney's Office found additional evidence. According to police records, Deleon mistakenly stopped by a home on the 53-hundred block of Navarro Street and questioned a couple the night of Nov. 29 before being directed to the apartment complex on Carroll Lane.

Deleon is expected back in court on Friday morning for a docket call hearing. During that hearing, attorneys involved in the case will let the judge know if they are prepared to go on trial on Sept. 17.