A Florida sheriff’s deputy is accused of fondling a deputy sheriff in training, whom he allegedly told owed him oral sex.
Scott Walker, 39, met up with the victim in Lakeland on Oct. 3 for training, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
“While the victim was sitting down, Walker reached under the trainee's shorts and underwear and sexually battered him,” police stated in a press release. ‘When the victim resisted, Walker pushed him against the wall, then locked the door and turned the lights off. The victim immediately started sending text messages to a friend pleading for help.”
After the victim contacted someone for help, Walker allowed the victim to leave, police say.
But before that, Walker allegedly told that trainee that he ‘owed” him oral sex for helping him learn how to write reports for the sheriff’s office, according to an investigator’s affidavit obtained by The Ledger in Lakeland.
“These crimes are enhanced by the fact that Walker is employed as a deputy sheriff and Walker’s position as a training coordinator made the victim believe that he had influence and authority over his career,” the affidavit stated.
A day after the incident, the sheriff’s office became aware of the incident. Walker was interviewed, arrested and he immediately resigned. Walker has worked as a sheriff’s deputy with the department for nearly 20 years.
"We hold our people to a higher standard than we do the members of the community. Scott is now in jail for his illegal conduct, as he should be,’ Polk County Sheriff’ Grady Judd said in a police press release.
Walker was arrested Friday on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment. He posted $30,000 bond Saturday, according to the Miami Herald. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.
[Photo: Polk County Sheriff’s Office]