2 former Florida police officers had sex while on duty, investigators say

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Two Former Florida Police Officers Accused Of Having Sex On Duty

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Internal affairs investigations involving two former Florida police officers determined both men had separately engaged in sex while on duty, The Naples Daily News reported.

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The investigation involved former Marco Island police Sgts. James Inlow and Neil Giansanti, who resigned on Feb. 11 and March 30, respectively, the newspaper reported.
Marco Island police Chief Al Schettino opened a probe Jan. 23 after receiving a letter from the father of a woman, who sent screenshots of text messages and graphic photos he said were from Inlow, the Daily News reported.

“She is still under hospitalized care due to the mess this monster has caused her,” the man allegedly wrote to Schettino.

The police chief placed Inlow on administrative leave the next day, and the officer resigned five days later, the Daily News reported.

Thousands of text messages, photos and videos extremely graphic and sexual in nature allegedly sent by Inlow were retrieved from the phone of the woman, 21, investigators said.

In an interview with investigators on March 29, she spoke of a two-year relationship with Inlow and other Marco Island officers while they were on duty.

The woman had accused Inlow of making threats Aug. 23, 2017, during a confrontation with Inlow and his wife at a Starbucks in Marco Island, WBBH reported.

The investigation turned to Giansanti after the Collier County Sheriff's Office submitted its findings from a forensic examination in March, the Daily News reported.

According to investigators, the phone of a woman -- it is unclear whether it was the same woman mentioned in the Inlow probe -- contained a 45-second clip of Giansanti putting his uniform back on next to his squad car, the Daily News reported. The woman also appears in the video, the newspaper reported.

In her interview with investigators, the woman claimed she had sex with Giansanti while he was on duty about 20 times over an eight-month period, including in his squad car and at a baseball field, the newspaper reported. Giansanti resigned the next day.

No criminal charges have been filed against either officer, according to affidavits of separation received by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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