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Officer of The Month Raped Woman on Hood of Patrol Car While On Duty

November 1, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A Florida Police officer of the Month allegedly raped a woman on the hood of his patrol car while he was on duty, police said.

Boynton Beach police arrested Officer Stephen Maiorino Thursday for the alleged incident.

An eight-year veteran of the Police force, he once earned an “Officer of the Month” award in 2010 and appeared on two national TV shows for his all-star cop accomplishments, unfortunately now Maiorino will be fired, Police Chief Jeffrey S. Katz said in a statement.

According to Police the 35-year-old cop picked up a woman earlier this month, raped her while holding a gun and threatened to arrest and kill her.

The alleged rape took place around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.

A 20-year-old woman was traveling as a passenger in a car driven by an individual who was pulled over and arrested for DUI. The arrest left the woman stranded, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Maiorino, who had been on duty, responded to the scene and told the woman he would take her to police headquarters so her family could pick her up.

However, upon arriving at the station, he demanded she perform oral sex on him, and threatened that “If she didn’t, she’d be arrested for DUI, too” he allegedly told the woman.

He drove away from the police station, pulled her out of the car and forced her to take off her clothes.

Maiorino, then Allegedly push her onto the hood of the patrol car and sexually assaulted her, police said.

He held her down with his right hand, He held his gun in his left hand, she told police.

Later, as she got dressed, he pointed the gun at her again and threatened to kill her — and her whole family — if she told anyone what happened, police said.

The 35-year-old cop was named “Officer of the Month” in March 2010.

That same year, he was featured on an episode of “Cops,” WPBF reported. A heroic police chase he was involved in was also shown on truTV’s “Most Shocking.”

 

Image courtesy of wpbf.com

Image courtesy of wpbf.com

But his good-cop reputation had been questioned In 2011, when he was punished for “unsatisfactory performance and mishandling evidence” with a two-day suspension. A year later, he was handed another suspension for “violating prisoner transport.”

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