The allegation is serious, a source told the Bay Area News Group that a San Jose officer is accused of masturbating inside a family’s home while on duty.

On April 21, the 32-year-old San Jose Officer Matthew Dominguez allegedly “touched himself” in front of two female family members inside a home. Then exposed himself to the mother, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

The DA said that the “shocked and scared” women ran to two men elsewhere in the house, and one of them allegedly saw Dominguez exposing himself in the dining area of the home.

DA Jeff Rosen added that the purported behavior is “beyond disturbing.”

According to multiple reports, he was placed on administrative leave following his arrest.

Rosen said in a statement:

“The charged behavior is beyond disturbing. Law enforcement officers respond to our homes to help crime victims, not terrorize, traumatize, and create new victims.” 

Dominguez, who had worked for the department for four years, had been called to the home with other officers on a report of a mentally ill family member getting violent, officials said.

Dominguez allegedly sent two other officers away to find the mentally ill family member before he exposed himself, the DA said.

The officer is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, a spokesperson for San Jose police said. He was slapped with a charge of indecent exposure and could face a year in jail and 10 years on the sex offender registry.

Police Chief Anthony Mata released a YouTube video Thursday showing him walking Dominguez out of the department’s Internal Affairs Office.

Police Chief Anthony Mata said in a statement:

“Last week I said that when an officer violated the public’s trust or engages in criminal conduct I would personally walk that officer out the door. Today I did it.”

The Blaze added more details:

Sean Pritchard, president of the San Jose Police Department Officers Association told KNTV that Dominguez “has no place in law enforcement” if the allegations are proven to be true.

“Having these different incidents has really led us to a place where we want to take a much harder look at our hiring process, our backgrounding process and really see if there’s something that’s being missed,” he said.

If convicted on the indecent exposure charge, Dominguez could face one year in jail and spend 10 years on a sex offender registry.

The department is investigating the incident.

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Sources: Theblaze, KNTV-TV

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