Oftentimes, police and other law enforcement will abuse their powers on the public that they are charged with protecting. A lot is made of law enforcement and its treatment of Black men. Women also get abused by law enforcement, but these violations are rarely reported on. A recent incident involving a female parolee suffering sexual assault and rape on multiple occasions by none other than her parole officer.
50-year-old parole officer Zachary Thomas Bailey is now being investigated by the Coral Springs Police in South Florida for the rape of one of his unnamed parolees. On two occasions, Bailey told the woman that he needed to come to her home for a visit. On the first, he prevented the woman from leaving her bedroom and put his hand down her pants, touching her private area with objection. The next day, Bailey returned. He again had the woman in her bedroom and asked her for a massage. When she declined, he stripped off his clothes, put on a condom, threw her on the bed and raped her. The woman’s daughter in the next room.
However, the second time Bailey came to violate her, the woman recorded the rape on her phone to make sure that she proof. She also didn’t want Bailey to write a false report on her, sending her back to jail when she reported the rape. The police are using the video and the spent condom that Bailey left behind in the house as evidence against him.
Bailey was a fired from the Florida Department of Corrections where he worked for 25 years due to the rape accusations. Police are urging any other women who Bailey may have abused to come forward.