The Bizarre World of Florida

Police Officer Arrested for Sending Sex Images of 2-Year-Old March 20, 2015

A central Florida police officer has been charged with one count of directing or promoting the sexual performance of a 2-year-old girl.

Smith_JoshuaAccording to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit, 32-year-old Joshua Smith of Lakeland sent social media messages and images to an undercover FBI agent describing and showing sex acts with the child. He was arrested Wednesday and taken to South County Jail in Frostproof.

His bond was set at $150,000. It is not known whether he has an attorney to speak on his behalf.

Smith has worked as an Oakland Police officer for the past nine years. Oakland is a small community outside of Orlando.

Further charges are pending a forensic analysis of the computer and cellphone seized from Smith’s home.


Just lovin’ it: Couple has sex atop car’s trunk at McDonald’s January 19, 2015

A report of people having sex on the trunk of a car in a McDonald’s parking lot turned into a trifecta of arrests in Indian River County, according to affidavits.

The reported case of a couple copulating in a conspicuous place happened Jan. 2 around 2:35 a.m.

Deputies went to the McDonald’s parking lot in the

9400 block of 108th Avenue in the Vero Outlets area regarding an apparent fornication situation on a car trunk.

Anndrea-Paulling-mugInvestigators encountered Anndrea Paulling, 23, and 22-year-old Michael Marin standing next to the car. They smelled of booze, and a quarter full bottle of liqueur was under the vehicle.

The victim said Paulling and Marin went outside, and Marin stuck his hands up Paulling’s dress and appeared to fondle her. She said the next time she looked, Marin was pulling up his pants.A woman identified as the victim said Paulling and Marin tried to bring a liqueur bottle into McDonald’s and were told they couldn’t.

michael-marin-mugAs deputies spoke with Paulling and Marin, a third person – Brendon Majchszak – stumbled out of the driver’s seat of the car. Majchszak, 29, also smelled of booze.

Deputies determined Majchszak’s license was suspended, but he said he thought he’d “taken care of it.”

Brendon-Majchszak-mugPaulling, of Newberry, and Marin, of Vero Beach, each were arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge, while Majchszak, of Gainesville, was arrested on a driving with suspended driver’s license with knowledge charge. Asked whether he had paperwork substantiating the “taken care of it” claim, Majchszak said it was in the trunk, but then said it most likely wasn’t.


Strippers smuggled booze, tobacco to inmate roadside work crews, had sex

If inmate Jason Adams hadn’t escaped from his roadside work detail in September, Pasco sheriff’s deputies might not have found the crushed Four Loko cans or the spice packets or the Straw-Ber-Ritas.

They might not have interviewed the two exotic dancers who told investigators they had romantic relations with inmates on the work detail and, authorities say, smuggled alcohol, tobacco and other contraband to the men.

But Adams did escape, walking away from a work detail along State Road 54 in Lutz, only to be discovered riding a bicycle in Hills­borough County the next day.

So on Wednesday, in front of two tables overflowing with Scooby Snax spice packets and other contraband, Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco announced the arrests of the women and the correctional officer who, he said, allowed the illegal activity.

“Prison is supposed to be tough,” Nocco said. “He was allowing it to be basically a party out there.” Nocco described a work detail that was more play than work, including conjugal visits and beer drinking in the woods.

Former Department of Corrections Officer Henry Randolph Blackwelder, 45, was charged Tuesday with official misconduct, unlawful compensation for official behavior and smuggling contraband into a state correctional facility. Jessica Hope Morgan, 24, and Stacey Ann Petty, 46, also were charged with smuggling contraband into a state correctional facility.


Morgan and Petty, both of Hudson, were exotic dancers at Calendar Girls on U.S. 19 and worked together at a 7-Eleven store.

Blackwelder of Bushnell was employed as a Sumter Correctional Institute officer, responsible for overseeing the work detail of five men in Pasco County.

When Adams walked off on Sept. 8, Blackwelder waited several hours to notify the Sheriff’s Office, Nocco said. At the scene, an investigator found spice concealed “inside the rectums of inmates” on the crew, as well as other contraband, according to an arrest report.

Not only did Blackwelder allow contraband, the sheriff said, but he received tobacco, alcohol, food and cash for his role in the operation. Sometimes, a detective said, Blackwelder supplied spice himself. He ate leftovers from food the women brought the inmates, Nocco said, and let inmates wander off to use the restroom.

“We know when they went off, they were doing other things in the field,” Nocco said. “This guy was clearly not doing his job and was putting the safety of our citizens at risk.”

Blackwelder was being held on $40,000 bail.

The Sheriff’s Office discovered the Sept. 8 escape wasn’t Adams’ first. He had previously walked off a job on Aug. 28 to buy Four Loko, cigars and other products from a gas station that he apparently intended to sell when he returned to prison.

Blackwelder was in charge of that crew and resigned when questioned by the Sheriff’s Office.

Detective David Boyer said the seized contraband “only scratches the surface” of what inmates had nearly unlimited access to.

“This stuff is unacceptable,” he said. “You put this contraband in the hands of convicted felons that are sentenced to the Department of Corrections for serious, serious charges — attempted murder on law enforcement, attempted murder, serious theft and violent crimes — it’s scary.”

The women became involved when Petty’s car broke down in November 2013 and a work crew helped her, Nocco said. She struck up a romance with Adams and, later, with several inmates on another detail.

Soon, Petty and Morgan started bringing food, drugs and alcohol to the crew about once a week, according to the Sheriff’s Office, an activity that continued even after Blackwelder resigned.

The Sheriff’s Office investigation is ongoing.

“Pasco County doesn’t fool around,” Nocco said. “We will absolutely go after you.”


Walter Johnson, 60, Accused Of Getting 12-Year-Old Pregnant January 15, 2015

A 60 year-old man has been arrested and accused of getting a 12-year-old Jacksonville girl pregnant.

Walter-JohnsonAction News is speaking to that young girl’s family. To protect that girl, we’re concealing the faces of family members, who tell us they have a hard time believing what happened in their home.

Behind bars is 60-year-old Walter Johnson, accused of getting a 12-year-old girl pregnant. Johnson is charged with three counts of sexual battery. We spoke with a woman who says that young girl is her relative.

“She’s nothing but 12 years old, she’s just a baby herself, it’s really hard,” that woman said.

The family said they’ve known Johnson for over 40 years. He even lived with the girl in a house in 2011 and 2012. The relative said Johnson moved out but was helping watch the girl in May. That’s when she believes he had sex with her.

“You never know who you have in your household,” the relative said.

“He was a good guy … But there is hidden secrets,” another relative said.

The family said they found out the girl was pregnant after a medical test on New Year’s Eve. Police were then contacted and Johnson was arrested.

“If it’s a child out there that’s listening, if anybody touches, please don’t be afraid to tell, tell somebody, tell somebody,” the girl’s secont relative we spoke with said.

The family said they will keep the baby.

“We going to love the baby, yeah … cause we a loving family,” the girl’s first relative we spoke with said.

Johnson is in custody at the Duval County Jail. Bond is set at $1.5 million.

A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Children and Families confirms they are investigating and providing the child with counseling resources.


Man arrested, accused of asking for sex at public library

A Gainesville man was arrested on a kidnapping charge after police say two women complained about him harassing them for sexual favors in a bathroom at the downtown public library.

UntitledAccording to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report, Justin Tyler Harris, 24, entered the women’s restroom and a woman washing her hands told him to leave. He then entered the room again and asked the woman if she was married and if she would give him oral sex, according to the report.

Harris’ position in the doorway blocked the woman from an escape, so she flailed her umbrella at him and then ran away, according to the report.

As the woman reported the incident to library staff, police say Harris approached another woman in the women’s restroom and asked if she would give him oral sex. She responded that she is gay, according to the report.

The second woman encountered by Harris also escaped, and GPD officers arrived to investigate. They subsequently arrested Harris on a charge of false imprisonment, and he explained he had mistaken the woman for his friend.


Naked couple had romp atop car’s roof at dealership January 9, 2015

A couple’s late-night romp on top of a car at a dealership has landed them in jail, according to police.


West Palm Beach police said they got a call just before 3 a.m. Monday about a naked couple atop a car at Mike’s Auto Sales, 8000 S. Dixie Highway. The caller told police he could see them from the sidewalk and heard moaning coming from the parking lot.

The caller said the two saw him looking and started yelling at him. He told police he was upset and offended by what he had seen, according to an arrest report.

When police arrived, the two — Erin Byrd, 18, and Ramon Mitchell, 29 — were sitting in a van. The van belonged to the dealership, not the couple, police said.

While they were being arrested, Mitchell spit on the face of an officer, according to the report.

Both are charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, trespassing and auto burglary. Mitchell faces an additional charge of battery on a law enforcement officer.

Byrd was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Tuesday, while Mitchell is being held on an $11,000 bail.


Man offers to pay undercover female police officer a chicken dinner and three buck-buck-bucks in exchange for sex November 11, 2014

Filed under: Bad Luck,Controversy,Dumb,Funny,Interesting,OK Then .....,Sex,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:05 pm

A Melbourne man offered to pay an undercover female police officer $3 and a chicken dinner in exchange for sex, according to police.

Steven-TorresSteven Torres, 32, was arrested Thursday in Sanford on charges of soliciting prostitution.

According to police, Torres was one of seven men arrested during a Sanford police prostitution sting.

The officer posed as a prostitute near South 27th Street and South Orlando Drive, police said.  Torres agreed to exchange chicken and cash for sex after a brief conversation, police said.

Torres was taken to jail but was later released on bond.  He will be arraigned Dec. 1 at the Seminole County Courthouse.



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