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Prostitute nabs crooked cop with his own badge
Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 28, 1:19 PM ET | Staff

Posted on 09/29/2006 7:45:48 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity

BOSTON (Reuters) - A prostitute forced repeatedly into having sex with a Boston policeman said she feared the abuse would never stop -- until she stole his badge.

When the officer, Michael LoPriore, telephoned her to get it back, the FBI was tuning in to their conversation, the 19-year-old's lawyer, John Swomley, said on Wednesday.

LoPriore, 37, was charged in federal court on Tuesday with depriving the woman of her rights by using his position as a police officer to force her to perform sex in his car in September 2004.

Under a plea agreement, the 12-year veteran of Boston's police force will plead guilty, resign and never seek another job as a police officer in Massachusetts. Prosecutors are recommending that he serve a year in prison.

Swomley said LoPriore had stopped the teenager in a downtown red-light district known as the "Combat Zone" while he was off duty and in his personal car.

After showing her his badge, he ordered her into the car and drove to several locations where he forced her to perform oral sex, he added.

"She told me the badge was stuffed in a little cubby in the front console. His head was back and he wasn't really paying attention to where her hands were," he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; donutwatch; dumbass; dumbcriminal; fbi; jackbootedthug; jackbootedthugs; jbt; leosgonewild; libertarians; massachusetts; pwned
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The cop was probably using Ted Kennedy as a role model.
1 posted on 09/29/2006 7:45:49 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Prostitute? Sex? Abuse?

What am I missing here?


2 posted on 09/29/2006 7:49:51 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Kennedy Kill's 'em. Xlintoon "hooks 'em!" BTAIM sexual predation in Massachewsit seems commonplace.


3 posted on 09/29/2006 7:51:02 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Sounds like Bill Clinton.


4 posted on 09/29/2006 7:52:48 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

One of the bad cops in DaVinci's Inquest had this happen to him.


5 posted on 09/29/2006 7:53:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Found out how much a "trick" normally costs and multiply by the # of tricks, order the Police officer to pay restitution, court costs, and fire him.


6 posted on 09/29/2006 7:53:12 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: saganite

"What am I missing here?"

It's called "theft of services."

If you don't pay, you don't play.


7 posted on 09/29/2006 7:53:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
downtown red-light district known as the "Combat Zone"

There hasn't been a 'combat zone' there in over 20 years.

8 posted on 09/29/2006 7:54:56 AM PDT by Toby06 (Hydrogen is not a fuel source. Hydrogen is an energy storage method, like a battery.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

I keep seeing images of Eddie Murphy as Velvet Jones, touting his book "I Wanna Be a Ho"


9 posted on 09/29/2006 7:55:24 AM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: taxcontrol; Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Did they not say if the man is married? I didn't see it...


10 posted on 09/29/2006 7:55:46 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: saganite

A prostitute does what she does for profit. He isn't paying. Also, he forced her, the article says, which is rape. Doesn't matter if she is a prostitute or not.


11 posted on 09/29/2006 7:56:17 AM PDT by Toby06 (Hydrogen is not a fuel source. Hydrogen is an energy storage method, like a battery.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
If a civilian rapes a woman at gunpoint, he's going away for a good long time.

But since this guy's a police officer, they're debating whether or not he should do a year.

12 posted on 09/29/2006 7:56:25 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Toby06
There hasn't been a 'combat zone' there in over 20 years.

A cryin' shame. The bastards razed Scollay Square, too!

13 posted on 09/29/2006 7:56:49 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Froufrou
Did they not say if the man is married? I didn't see it...

One story I read described that the prossie remembered seeing a baby seat in the cop's car . . .

14 posted on 09/29/2006 7:58:03 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: wideawake

49 states to go...


15 posted on 09/29/2006 7:58:08 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Under a plea agreement, the 12-year veteran of Boston's police force will plead guilty, resign and never seek another job as a police officer in Massachusetts

Does he lose his pension and health benefits?

16 posted on 09/29/2006 7:59:21 AM PDT by ikka
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

This guy is a disgusting scumbag. For several reasons, some more obvious than others. I find it hard to believe that he is only facing a year in prison.


17 posted on 09/29/2006 7:59:26 AM PDT by Paradox (American Conservatives: Keeping the world safe for Liberalism.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

How many times do think this a$$clown did this before he ran into the wrong girl?


18 posted on 09/29/2006 7:59:43 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: saganite

The police officer forced someone to perform sex with him. IIRC, that's a definition of rape. The fact that she performs it for pay with other people is immaterial, even though it's illegal. If a cop catches someone dealing drugs, it's not legitmate for him to force the dealer to give him drugs for free.


19 posted on 09/29/2006 8:01:06 AM PDT by RonF
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To: ikka
Does he lose his pension and health benefits?

Not if the Police Patrolmen's Association has anything to say about it.

Corruption in "public service" unions in this state is the norm.I could tell you stories....but it would take days.

21 posted on 09/29/2006 8:05:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: Paradox

Very light sentence. Disgusting.


22 posted on 09/29/2006 8:06:16 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: saganite
You're missing that he was (allegedly) forcing her to have sex under color of his authority.

Women, even sluts (who may not be especially choosey) and prostitutes (who get paid for it), have the right to say "no" and to choose their partners.

23 posted on 09/29/2006 8:07:20 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Paradox
This guy is a disgusting scumbag. For several reasons, some more obvious than others. I find it hard to believe that he is only facing a year in prison.

This is Massachusetts,my friend.In this state,"public servants" are revered....even when they're doing time in state or Federal prison.

24 posted on 09/29/2006 8:08:48 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Or just about anyone in a position of power.


26 posted on 09/29/2006 8:12:31 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Toby06

It doesn't seem like rape to me. Rape implies something precious was taken. This is like stealing a loaf of bread that was already for sale.


28 posted on 09/29/2006 8:16:12 AM PDT by DungeonMaster
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To: stuartcr
I want you...

...For the Arkansas Highway Patrol!

29 posted on 09/29/2006 8:16:23 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: All
forced her to perform oral sex

Since the early '90s, everybody knows that's not really sex.

30 posted on 09/29/2006 8:21:42 AM PDT by newgeezer (Sarcasm content: 50%)
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To: wideawake
If a civilian rapes a woman at gunpoint, he's going away for a good long time.

But since this guy's a police officer, they're debating whether or not he should do a year.


Also, nowhere did I see a mention of whether this cop has to register as a sexual predator. He did violate a woman by force; whether she's a prostitute or not doesn't matter.
31 posted on 09/29/2006 8:22:44 AM PDT by adorno
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To: DungeonMaster

Rape implies something precious was taken.
______

Gothca, so by your definition then, a prostitute cannot be raped. Interesting notion. Does that mean a college girl who has sex with a couple of different guys in her freshman year also cannot be raped? Where do you draw the line?


32 posted on 09/29/2006 8:25:38 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Individual Rights in NJ
They are above the law. This is a guy who probably trashtalks others he arrests for being bad people.

There are some good ones out there...that obey they laws they enforce and put their lives on the line to protect others. Hoever, what ticks me off is the ABOVE the law part. You know, the ones who are off duty and drive their own police cars 90 mph in a 60 mph zone out of their juristiction just because they can...not because they need to. And then you have those that go and DWI. They don't get (by and large) hauled off to jail like you or I would...they get a pass by fellow officers. Ask most officers and they will let a cop go who is blowing .15...but they will take you or I to jail. That's just plain criminal and gives cops the "above the law" stigma they have.

33 posted on 09/29/2006 8:26:07 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

The scary thing is that if she had not taken his badge, there is no way that this guy would have been exposed.


34 posted on 09/29/2006 8:26:50 AM PDT by Montfort
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To: DungeonMaster

Your post contradicts itself. Stealing is stealing, and this is rape. The cop is lucky to only be looking at a year.


35 posted on 09/29/2006 8:27:50 AM PDT by Toby06 (Hydrogen is not a fuel source. Hydrogen is an energy storage method, like a battery.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Oh, I hope that wasn't left behind from the last youngster he coerced into performing for him. [/s]


36 posted on 09/29/2006 8:28:50 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: saganite
Prostitute? Sex? Abuse?

What am I missing here?


And if she were a Banker would still be okay with you?
37 posted on 09/29/2006 8:30:44 AM PDT by msnimje (Seriously, if it REALLY were a religion of PEACE, would they have to label it as such?)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Joe Sixpack would have been charged with rape & sodomy and sentenced to 10 yrs in prison.
38 posted on 09/29/2006 8:31:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: saganite
"Prostitute? Sex? Abuse?

What am I missing here?"


I am guessing that you are missing a conscience and a sense of right and wrong if you have to ask that question. Hope you aren't a police officer or anyone in a position of authority.
39 posted on 09/29/2006 8:32:32 AM PDT by monday
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To: adorno
Also, nowhere did I see a mention of whether this cop has to register as a sexual predator. He did violate a woman by force; whether she's a prostitute or not doesn't matter.

The article leads me to believe that the actual charge is not a sex crime but more of abuse of position as a police officer so there would be no provision for registering as a sex offender. Not that I don't think he should. Plus it's Federal court, a state court may have handled that part differently. Anyway it's good to weed out a POS like this from the force.

40 posted on 09/29/2006 8:36:29 AM PDT by Horatio Gates (The greener grass on the other side of the fence is artificial turf)
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To: dmz
Gothca, so by your definition then, a prostitute cannot be raped. Interesting notion. Does that mean a college girl who has sex with a couple of different guys in her freshman year also cannot be raped? Where do you draw the line?

You don't see a conflict here? First, do you consider prostitution a legitimate way to make a living? If he'd have given her 20 bucks instead of her suggested retail of 30 is it still rape? If a prostitute gets stiffed of her pay has she been raped? Get real.

41 posted on 09/29/2006 8:40:10 AM PDT by DungeonMaster
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To: Toby06

#32


42 posted on 09/29/2006 8:40:50 AM PDT by DungeonMaster
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Hub officer charged in detail pay scheme
By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff | February 24, 2005

A Boston police officer is charged with felony larceny for allegedly forging signatures on timecards last year and collecting pay for detail shifts he never worked, prosecutors said.

Patrolman Michael Lopriore, who has been on the force since 1994, allegedly was paid $1,102 for five shifts he did not work at an East Boston construction site in January and March 2004, according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Conley's office filed a criminal complaint against Lopriore on Friday, alleging larceny by scheme. If convicted, Lopriore could be sentenced to five years in state prison.

"The evidence suggest a serious breach of public trust," Conley said in an interview yesterday.

Boston police officials declined to discuss Lopriore's status in the department, citing a policy against commenting on cases before they are resolved.

A phone number for Lopriore could not be found last night, and police officials declined to contact the officer on the Globe's behalf.

Conley said an Avon-based construction company, D'Allesandro Corp., sent a letter to the Police Department in April 2004, saying executives believed fraudulent detail timecards were being submitted for payment.

Police officers are routinely hired by private companies to provide security or direct traffic at road construction sites. Officers submit timecards for the details to the Police Department, which pays the officers and bills the companies.

The timecards are supposed to be signed by supervisors at the detail job sites, attesting to the officers' presence. Conley alleged that Lopriore forged signatures of D'Allesandro representatives on five occasions.

An investigation by a special prosecutions unit in Conley's office and the Police Department's Anti-Corruption Unit found that in 2004 on Jan. 7, Jan. 10, March 18, March 19, and March 20, the officer submitted timecards and collected pay for details at a construction site on Chelsea Street. Prosecutors say he never worked those shifts.

"Any employee in the private sector -- a janitor, a food service worker, or a bank teller, anyone -- would not be allowed to get away with filing out false timecards," Conley said. "Nor should a police officer, who is sworn to uphold the law, be allowed to fabricate details and make money fraudulently."

A Globe investigation in September disclosed extensive problems with the Police Department's detail payroll system, finding that payroll records indicated that 396 officers had been paid to work two details in separate locations at the same times between December 2001 and July 2004.

Police officials concluded that many of those cases were clerical errors: Either officers wrote the wrong dates or times on timecards, or data entry clerks entered them incorrectly on the payroll computer, causing the appearance of overlapping shifts.

Seven officers are facing disciplinary action after internal affairs investigations determined they were paid for overlapping shifts that could not be explained by clerical error.

Since September, police officials have ordered regular audits of detail pay, to ensure that officers are not paid for shifts they have not worked.

A police spokesman, Sergeant Thomas Sexton, said yesterday that the department is continuing its overhaul of the detail system to prevent cheating.

"The Boston Police Department continues to work to have the most efficient system in place to ensure that sworn personnel abide by and are held accountable to the rules and regulations of the Boston Police Department as they pertain to details," Sexton said.

Donovan Slack can be reached at dslack@globe.com.


43 posted on 09/29/2006 8:42:10 AM PDT by Leisler (Read the Koran, real Islam is not peaceful.)
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To: DungeonMaster
"It doesn't seem like rape to me. Rape implies something precious was taken. This is like stealing a loaf of bread that was already for sale."

The Psychopaths are out in force on this thread. Rape is rape no matter who it is. If you force someone to have sex against their will it is a crime.
44 posted on 09/29/2006 8:42:31 AM PDT by monday
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To: DungeonMaster
Rape implies something precious was taken.

Really? Would you cite a legal source to support that "idea?" Because...I think the law thinks you're full of it....as do most normal thinking people.

Oh...and stealing is still stealing. Abuse of power is abuse of power. Rape is Rape...is has to do with forcing it upon someone else...and is not dependant upon the other's morals. I guess in your eyes...she deserved it.

45 posted on 09/29/2006 8:42:53 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

The police in our city always carry baby seats in the police cars. Sadly, there's sometimes a baby in the home of criminals. And, said baby needs a ride when mommy and daddy get arrested.


46 posted on 09/29/2006 8:43:07 AM PDT by henrygreen
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To: DungeonMaster
It doesn't seem like rape to me. Rape implies something precious was taken.

Rape is non-consensual sexual contact, plain and simple. This girl didn't consent, the cop raped her. He should do the same time as any other scumbag rapist.

47 posted on 09/29/2006 8:43:15 AM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Toby06
The cop is lucky to only be looking at a year

He's not lucky, he's a cop. Different standards for cops breaking the law and everyone else breaking the law. Couple of years ago a Boston cop killed a girl (Snelgrove) who was a bystander to some rowdy partyers - probably be accident, but if you or I killed someone by accident we'de still be looking at serious jailtime. He wasn't even reprimanded.

48 posted on 09/29/2006 8:43:19 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: adorno

Also, it says "the 19 year-old". Is she 19 now or 19 then? If 19 now wouldn't that make her underage when this happened in 2004?


49 posted on 09/29/2006 8:45:28 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: DungeonMaster
"If he'd have given her 20 bucks instead of her suggested retail of 30 is it still rape"

If he forced her, of course it's rape.

"If a prostitute gets stiffed of her pay has she been raped?"

..again if she was forced to have sex she was raped. What is so hard for you to comprehend? Do you really have no conscience?

Just because you don't like prostitutes doesn't mean you can abuse them. Do you always treat people you don't like as less than human?
50 posted on 09/29/2006 8:50:41 AM PDT by monday
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