Boynton Beach, FL — A Boynton Beach police officer offered a stranded 20-year-old girl a ride home and instead brought her to an empty field and brutally raped her.
Officer Stephen Maiorino, 35, was charged with armed sexual battery, armed kidnapping and unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior last week after police discovered his disgusting actions on the night of October 15.
The victim, a 20-year-old woman, was left stranded downtown after a friend she was riding with was arrested on DUI charges. According to the police report Maiorino offered the young woman a ride to the station so she could wait for someone to pick her up.
At this point a waking nightmare began for the young woman in Maiorino’s car. Maiorino did drive her to the police station, but when she tried to get out of the car, he grabbed her and told her that if she didn’t perform oral sex on him, he would arrest her, according to the police report.
Obviously fearful of this psycho cop, she agreed and the officer drove off 20 blocks north of the department, which is located near the intersection of Seacrest and Boynton Beach boulevards, to an abandoned field.
Maiorino then held the young woman at gunpoint and forced her to strip naked. He then forced her to the hood of his car and raped her. She said she was face down, held in place on the hood with his right hand. During the assault, she told police, she looked back at her attacker and saw the gun in his left hand.
Investigators found the condom Maiorino used to rape the woman in the field the next day.
According to the report, when this disgusting excuse for a human was finished raping the woman, he told her that if she told anyone, he would kill her and her family.
Palm Beach Post reports that over the radio in his car, officers asked where he and the woman were: They said the woman’s family was at the station waiting to take the 20 year old home. According to radio logs from that day, almost an hour had passed since he made the initial contact with dispatch that he was on his way to drop the woman off to wait for her family.
The eight-year veteran is on administrative leave without pay until he can be fired from the department, Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz said during a news conference at police headquarters.
“The very prospect that a law enforcement officer, someone whom the public should hold in the highest regard because of the manner in which we safeguard the public welfare, could possibly exploit this trust in such a vile and unexcusable way,” Katz said.
Katz said he is “disturbed and disgusted” with the findings of the investigation.
“Quite frankly, we are angry that any individual would squander the good will we have worked so hard to build within our community,” Katz said.
Maiorino’s personnel and internal affairs files detail an officer with multiple disciplines, periods of time he was on duty and unaccounted for and several suspensions.
In April 2013, he was recommended to be suspended for two days for transporting a prisoner late but was given a written discipline.
In 2012 he was suspended for a day for leaving a prisoner unattended in a transport vehicle during a pursuit of an bank robber. That same year, a citizen called police to say they noticed a police car had been parked for hours at an apartment complex.
Maiorino turned himself into the Boynton Beach police department last Thursday and was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. He is being held without bail.
Michael Salnick, Maiorino’s attorney, told a judge Friday morning that his client is pleading not guilty to all charges.
Within the department, officers were stunned. The idea that a one-time “officer of the month” could possibly cross such a line was unbelievable.