Sgt. Tom Maroney (left) of the Ocoee Police Department in Central Florida has been charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment after he drunkenly beat a woman at an off-duty party.
The woman claimed Maroney, 35, pulled down her pants and spanked her about a dozen times, and then he removed his belt and whipped her with that another half-dozen times, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
"Nothing was consensual," the woman's attorney told the newspaper. "He brutalized her. He violated the public trust."
The incident at Monday's party happened after Maroney performed some card tricks and then told his alleged victim she owed him because he won their bets. In 2004, a Ocoee police intern complained to supervisors that Maroney bet her on a card trick and then tried to collect by spanking her. He was given a written warning at the time.