Skip to comments.Deputy accused of sexual abuse was fighter for gay rights (gay cop targeted immigrants)
Posted on 08/05/2009 5:24:16 AM PDT by Maelstorm
FORT LAUDERDALE - To the South Florida gay community, Jonathan Bleiweiss was a pioneering, openly gay Broward sheriff's deputy who fought discrimination within that agency earlier in his career.
But court documents released Tuesday portray Bleiweiss, 29, as a manipulative sex offender who preyed on illegal immigrants too scared to contact authorities. He would act like a jilted lover when the men would not return his calls or text messages, according to those records, based on victims' accounts.
Bleiweiss, arrested Monday, faces 14 charges, among them three counts of sexual battery by a person in authority, four counts of battery and one count of stalking. He's accused of intimidating at least eight men in his Oakland Park patrol district into performing sex acts with him during traffic stops.
"This is not an act that necessarily impacts the gay community," said Michael Rajner, a local gay rights activist who lives in Pompano Beach. "This is an act of an individual, not a community."
Investigators said they opened the case in April, after learning a deputy was committing the assaults. Officials on Tuesday declined to say when Bleiweiss became a suspect.
He was removed from road patrol in mid-July, only after there was substantive proof to make a case, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright.
The court documents state the men positively identified Bleiweiss from a photo lineup starting in July.
(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...
The man said Bleiweiss fondled him and whispered Spanish obscenities before molesting him. After the incident, Bleiweiss allegedly continued to call and text message the man days later, pressuring him to meet up again.
"Que pasa, amigo?" read one message after the man did not reply.
The man said he pleaded with Bleiweiss to stop assaulting him during other similar encounters, insisting he only liked women.
A second man, also from Mexico, said he was assaulted on three separate occasions. During one traffic stop, the man said he loudly urged Bleiweiss to arrest him or call immigration authorities as he was being fondled.
A teen, who moved to South Florida from Mexico after Hurricane Wilma in 2005, said Bleiweiss fondled and masturbated him on two separate occasions.
Another “isolated” incident I am sure.
He looks creepy. GUILTY.
Surprised?? Why?? They are sick.
Sgt. Nostradomus has since retired from the force...
If we could convince the world this is commonplace, would that put a dent in illegal immigration? Or would it just change the demographic, and maybe even increase the number of illegals coming here looking for fulfillment?
I just love the little “nut nest” on his chin.
the love that dare not speak its name needs to DEFINITELY lay off the practice of speaking conversational spanish in order to commit forcible rape.
The only thing worse than a dirty cop is a dirty QUEER cop.
If you say so Mary.
“This is not an act that necessarily impacts the gay community,” said Michael Rajner, a local gay rights activist who lives in Pompano Beach. “This is an act of an individual, not a community.”
What a disgusting group of people. Queers are out of control. This guy was a representative for homo rights probably strong-arming the sheriff’s office. Like hell his behavior doesn’t impact the homosexual “community.”
wonder if he ‘acted stupidly’...
Here is Obama’s stupid cop.
Think of the possibilities:
A Cop in jail is a target to begin with. A practicing gay cop in jail wont have to send invitations, he will be getting invitations that will be difficult to refuse......all day long ;)
“But Ramirez said “U visas” for immigrant victims of crime and domestic violence are available. In exchange for their court testimony, such immigrants may be eligible to stay legally in the United States, work with a permit and eventually apply to become a permanent resident.”
What could be scarier than a badged gay molester with a nightstick?