Shaderick Jones and Iyeshasa Todd

Shaderick Jones, left, and Iyeshasa Todd

Details from a search warrant in the case of an Iberville Parish deputy and a mother accused of filming a sex act with a toddler describe the two as friends, and claim they spoke about the encounter for an hour before allegedly filming it.

The warrant, filed in court Wednesday, was executed on Shaderick Jones' Port Allen home last Friday. Jones, 42, is accused of filming Iyehesa Todd, 26, performing a sex act on a 1-year-old boy in her St. Gabriel home last Thursday.

The two were arrested after a third party went to the St. Gabriel Police Department with a video of the act that reportedly was circulated through social media.

St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau told reporters at a press conference Saturday that Todd had called Jones to help with a legal matter. The search warrant document provides further details, saying Todd had been pulled over by State Police Thursday afternoon, and she called Jones to ask for help because he was a friend of hers.

She said Jones then came to her house, saying "let's wheel and deal," and told her one of his fantasies was the sex act she's accused of later performing on her child, according to the court document.

Jones allegedly told Todd if she did not perform the act she would go to jail. Todd then thought about his proposal for an hour before ultimately agreeing and Jones recorded the incident with his phone, the court documents say.

Todd told investigators Jones had multiple videos of child sex acts on his phone, as well as other sexually graphic material.

In the subsequent search of Jones' Port Allen home, investigators reported finding a series of electronics, including two laptops stored at the top of a closet, four cell phones and a tablet in a box on a filing cabinet and multiple sex toys.

Todd was booked into Iberville Parish jail on first-degree rape and incest. Jones was booked into West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center on principal to first-degree rape, malfeasance in office and pornography involving juveniles because of the video of the 1-year-old child on his cell phone. 

A state judge on Wednesday set Todd's bail at $420,000 and Jones' at $465,000, according to Ambeau. The pair had been held without bail between their arrest Friday and when bail was set Wednesday. The child involved is in the custody of a family member, authorities have said.

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email or call (225) 388-0369.