Prospective Florida Police Officer Admits to Sex Crimes Against Cousin In Job Interview—Gets Arrested

Prospective Florida Police Officer Admits to Sex Crimes Against Cousin In Job Interview—Gets Arrested


A prospective police officer from Florida admitted to sexually assaulting his cousin during a job interview with a police department, potentially facing a life sentence as a result.

According to a news release from the office of State Attorney Andrew Bain, 26-year-old Stephen Bodley was convicted by an Orange County jury of sexual battery on a child.

Bodley initially mentioned “engaging in sexual activities” in a sworn application to the Apopka Police Department. The disclosure resurfaced during his interview with the department.

Bain explained, “The certified voice stress analysis examiner performed a voice stress examination on Bodley,” Bain said. “During the examination, the examiner asked Bodley to expand on concerning answers he provided in a pre-test questionnaire.”

In response to further questioning, Bodley detailed instances of sexually assaulting a child in the past. Detectives later reached out to the victim’s mother, who disclosed that Bodley and the victim shared a close relationship, as per an affidavit cited by The Tampa Bay Times.

Fox News Digital has sought information from prosecutors regarding the case.

The victim, a female, reported the abuse to the Florida Department of Children and Families, indicating that it occurred over several years, beginning when Bodley was around 14 years old until he was about 19, as reported by the newspaper.

Although Bodley’s attorney sought to exclude his confession from trial, the judge denied the request.


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