Too often, it seems, police officers, those charged with protecting and serving the community end up being a danger to the community they’re serving. Boynton Beach Police officer, Stephen Maiorino was recently charged with armed sexual battery, armed kidnapping and unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior after an October incident involving a 20-year-old female.
On October 15th, the young woman was stranded after her friend was arrested on DUI charges. Maiorino introduced himself to her as a police officer that wanted to help, offering her a ride to the police station where she could wait for a ride. They arrived at the station, but when the young woman attempted to exit the vehicle, Maiorino grabbed her and threatened her with arrest if she didn’t perform oral sex on him. She agreed out of fear, so Maiorino drove her 20 blocks away to an abandoned field where he raped the detained female on the hood of his police cruiser after forcing her to strip and putting on a condom. Face down, she was told to look back at him and she saw his gun in his left hand. When he finished violating her, Maiorino told her to get dressed and that he’d kill her and her family if she told anyone.
According to the Boynton Beach Police Department, Maiorino, an eight year veteran, is now on administrative leave until he can be fired from the department for the rape.