BOYNTON BEACH — A Boynton Beach police officer raped a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint on the hood of his marked police car, according to a police report.
Officer Stephen Maiorino, 35, was charged with armed sexual battery, armed kidnapping and unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior Thursday by the state attorney’s office.
Maiorino was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, according to jail records.
Officer Maiorino 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.
The incident happened Oct. 15 when a woman was left stranded in the city after a friend she was driving with was arrested on DUI charges, according to the police report.
Maiorino offered to drive the woman to the police station where she could wait for someone to pick her up.
When they arrived, the woman tried to leave the police car but Maiorino grabbed her by the wrist and told her she would be arrested if she didn’t perform oral sex on him, according to the report.
Scared, 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.
Before Maiorino raped her on the hood of his police cruiser, he told her to strip, according to the report. A used condom and other evidence were found in the field the next day by investigators.
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.
Once he was finished, Maiorino told the woman to get dressed and added that he would kill her and her family if she told anyone, according to the report. –> Continue reading.
UPDATE: Officer had “Big Heart,” according to sources reporting to the Palm Beach Post.
“Officer Maiorino continues to have a positive attitude and great work ethic,” fellow police officers have written in a report.
Further internal performance review files stated that Officer Maiorino “really puts his heart and soul into police work.”
Having now been reported for raping a 20-yr-old girl at gunpoint and threatening to murder her family, it sounds odd to say that Maiorino “puts his heart and soul” into the work he does as an officer.
And one must wonder what, precisely, his fellow officers were thinking when they gave him overly positive evaluations.
Maiorino has been charged with armed sexual battery and armed kidnapping, among other charges.
It turns out that Maiorino, the model of a “good cop” with a “big heart,” has been disciplined more than 10 times.
Some of that disciplinary action in the past came about after it was discovered that Maiorino was missing for several hours while “transporting” citizens.
In this most recent case, he was also missing for hours when the girl says she was raped.
The question some are asking therefore is, how long has Maiorino been raping girls without being caught? What has he been doing during all those times he went missing while transporting people?
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