- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Florida deputy has been arrested and charged with asking female suspects to perform sexual favors in exchange for lesser punishments.

Polk County Deputy Julio Jose Garcia, 26, faces several charges following an investigation that lasted for more than two months, a local Fox News affiliate reported.

One woman accused Mr. Garcia in November of coming onto her while she was under arrest.

“I can probably get you out of this situation if you want,” he told her, according to the arrest report.

A second woman had accused Garcia of touching her beneath her clothes after she had asked him not to be arrested, the station reported.

Detectives said Garcia, who was hired in 2011, had also been untruthful about his patrols and had been falsifying reports.

The deputy faces charges of unlawful compensation for official behavior, display of a firearm during a felony offense, and falsifying an official record, the station reported.



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