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Florida deputy accused of sexually battering trainee

October 6, 2018

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy faces a charge of sexually battering a trainee.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that Scott Walker met the male trainee last Wednesday so he could help him write reports. At the time, Walker was armed and working an off-duty detail at a residence.

The affidavit says after Walker helped the trainee, he demanded a sex act and reached into the trainee’s underwear and sexually battered him.

When the trainee resisted, Walker went to lock the residence, giving the trainee time to text a friend. Concerned that someone knew what was happening, Walker let the trainee go.

Court records show Walker was in jail Saturday and couldn’t be reached for comment.

He told investigators he touched the trainee as a joke and only outside his pants.

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