Thomas Maroney was a Central Florida police sergeant when he was accused of stripping a woman against her will, fondling her genitals, bending her over his knee and spanking her repeatedly last year.
First he used his hand. Then he used his belt. When it was over, the 29-year-old woman said she could barely walk because her buttocks were riddled with welts.
Maroney, 35, was charged with attempted sexual battery, false imprisonment and battery.
In 2004, an intern with the Ocoee Police Department accused Maroney of sexual harassment. He admitted to giving the underage intern alcohol at his home, according to an internal affairs file.
The intern said Maroney told her that he wanted to give her 21 spankings for an upcoming birthday.
Ocoee police found that Maroney violated the department’s directives, and he was issued a written warning.
The victim now has to go to court on Nov. 13 to ask the judge to keep him on probation.