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Ex-BSO deputy gets 30 years for raping prisoner
Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 16, 2010 | Lisa J. Huriash

Posted on 12/23/2010 9:27:07 AM PST by redreno

FORT LAUDERDALE — A former Broward Sheriff's Office corrections deputy was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for raping a handcuffed prisoner he was moving from one jail to another.

Charles Edward Floyd, 40, wept openly in court as he addressed his wife and then his mother.

"Baby, I'm sorry, I gotta go. Don't cry for me," he sobbed. "Mom, I love you."

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: badcopnodonut; charlesfloyd; rape
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1 posted on 12/23/2010 9:27:10 AM PST by redreno
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To: redreno

how many times did it happen that we DON’T know about it


2 posted on 12/23/2010 9:28:33 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: redreno

How old is he? Is there a possibility he could die in jail?


3 posted on 12/23/2010 9:29:07 AM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: redreno

As long as we’re discussing “Lee” and “Wayne,” I think maybe “Floyd” might deserve a mention.


4 posted on 12/23/2010 9:30:51 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: redreno

One word - Karma.


5 posted on 12/23/2010 9:31:31 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: redreno
Before trial, he had turned down a plea offer of five years in prison, to be followed by 20 years of probation

OOPS! Especially since his sperm was found inside the woman prisoner.

He traded 5 years for 30, that's just stupid.

6 posted on 12/23/2010 9:31:47 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: wastedyears

Do you people not even read the excerpts?...................................................Charles Edward Floyd, 40,


7 posted on 12/23/2010 9:32:00 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: wastedyears

Do you people not even read the excerpts?...................................................Charles Edward Floyd, 40,


8 posted on 12/23/2010 9:33:12 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: Graybeard58

At five years, he was probably getting off too light. Thirty? That’s amazing.

I’m usually pretty tough on criminals, but thirty years is way over the top IMO.


9 posted on 12/23/2010 9:35:43 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: redreno

From the article: “His attorney, Bob Nichols, argued that the “victim did not appear traumatized after the event.””

WOW


10 posted on 12/23/2010 9:36:53 AM PST by hiasm (Isaiah 6:8)
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To: redreno

I believe that while he’s in prison he’ll be given the opportunity to experience how it feels to be raped.


11 posted on 12/23/2010 9:36:53 AM PST by ryderann
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To: eastforker


Broward Sheriff's Office corrections deputy Charles Edward Floyd
12 posted on 12/23/2010 9:36:53 AM PST by WaterBoard
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To: Mr. K

We’ll never know. I’m glad he didn’t accept the plea agreement.


13 posted on 12/23/2010 9:37:47 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Too light for raping a handcuffed prisoner??? If he raped you after handcuffing you do you think 30 years would be too light?


14 posted on 12/23/2010 9:38:50 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: hiasm

The defenders of this filth are no better than he is.
Incredible.

“everyone is better than his worst day”


15 posted on 12/23/2010 9:41:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: WaterBoard

His attorney, IIRC, claimed he should be forgiven because this was the worst day of his life and everyone should be allowed that one day to be overlooked. His wife cried and threw up. His mother talked about his grade point average and how he had never been in trouble before.

None of them mentioned his sperm being found in another woman or how he had abused his position in the community.


16 posted on 12/23/2010 9:43:01 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: eastforker

Sounds more like he took advantage of a drunk prostitute who came on to him. Stupid, but not something we can financially afford to imprison someone for 30 years over. If he’s that dangerous, execute him.


17 posted on 12/23/2010 9:43:01 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: eastforker

Should have read 30 years is a little over the top, even if he handcuffed you and then raped you? Especialy him being in a position of authority?


18 posted on 12/23/2010 9:44:10 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

took advantage of a drunk prostitute ........................Oh, I see, that makes it okeedokey then.


19 posted on 12/23/2010 9:46:02 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: DoughtyOne
I’m usually pretty tough on criminals, but thirty years is way over the top IMO.

Rape is one thing. Abusing your power as an agent of the state over a ward of the state to commit rape is worthy of a life sentence.

20 posted on 12/23/2010 9:46:16 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: DoughtyOne

30 years is fine. Execution immediately would be better because it would save tax dollars.


21 posted on 12/23/2010 9:52:25 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: eastforker

I don’t believe twelve to seventeen years for this act would have been too light a sentence.

If this were his second or third offense, then by all means toss the guy in for life for all I care. With this guy’s background, I don’t think you give the guy a life sentence for a first offense. And at twelve to seventeen years, this could hardly have been seen as a freebie.

Perhaps his time served will wind up being about twenty years when all is said and done.


22 posted on 12/23/2010 9:52:40 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: redreno
His attorney, Bob Nichols, argued that the "victim did not appear traumatized after the event." He said the judge should "weigh a lifetime of service to the community versus one day."

"Every person is better than the worst day of their life," Nichols said.

Lazarus said he took issue with Nichols' argument that this crime didn't have the level of violence and injury so many other crimes have.

"All sexual batteries are violent," Lazarus said. Even when "a good person commits an evil deed, nonetheless, he commits an evil deed."

 
Someone drop this guy out of a two story building into a razorwire 5 rolls wide and five rolls high.  Leave him there for a day and release a flock of crows nearby.

23 posted on 12/23/2010 9:54:34 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: DoughtyOne

So if someone handcuffed YOU, raped you, you would be OK with 12 years?


24 posted on 12/23/2010 9:55:16 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

How do you know it was a drunk prostitute or for what she was in jail for?


25 posted on 12/23/2010 9:55:27 AM PST by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: redreno

“His attorney, Bob Nichols, argued that the “victim did not appear traumatized after the event.” He said the judge should “weigh a lifetime of service to the community versus one day.””

Oh well, that’s ok then. Maybe she should just put some ice on it.

I highly doubt this is the first rape this guard has committed. Possible, of course, but not likely.


26 posted on 12/23/2010 10:00:56 AM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Forcible rape is a death penalty offense in the Bible if I recall correctly.

Thirty years does not seem to high to me.

He’s a guard and she’s a handcuffed prisoner. Good grief.


27 posted on 12/23/2010 10:02:31 AM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: MrB
The defenders of this filth are no better than he is. Incredible.

“everyone is better than his worst day”

After reading some of the enlightening details contained in the article, it was one of his best days, at least in his own mind.

28 posted on 12/23/2010 10:05:06 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: rurgan; Mr. Jeeves

I wonder also why Mr. Jeeves assumes the victim was a drunk prostitute.

In some peoples’ minds, rape victims “deserve” it in one way or another. What is up with that?

Maybe this lady was arrested for having an unregistered gun in her purse. Or for stealing something she didn’t steal. Or for having a lot of cash on her, so it was assumed the deals drugs. How do you know?


29 posted on 12/23/2010 10:05:42 AM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: rurgan

Does it really matter?

What if she were a nun that was arrested for trespass.

What if she were a convicted killer? Does that give this guy a license to rape her?

This guy has crap for brains , and I would lay odds this isn’t the first woman he has assaulted.

What ever happened to the days when women guarded women and men guarded men.

We just had a female guard here in my county who was fired for having sex with prisoners.

Go back to women guarding women and men guarding men.


30 posted on 12/23/2010 10:06:48 AM PST by Venturer
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To: antiRepublicrat

I agree that ‘under the cover of authority’ is a serious component of this crime. I don’t agree that a life sentence is called for.


31 posted on 12/23/2010 10:12:40 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: GeronL

Roy? Is that you? LOL


32 posted on 12/23/2010 10:13:47 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: trisham
His mother talked about his grade point average and how he had never been in trouble before.

Is there some online course somewhere that black women who bear sons go to learn all these stock lines about what a great guy their little boy is? The lines are always the same in stories like this.

33 posted on 12/23/2010 10:15:58 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Inspiration. The momentary cessation of stupidity.)
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To: eastforker

What’s the matter, didn’t get the response you expected? Your argument would have had some power if you focused on a relative of mine. It wouldn’t have changed my answer.

Tweleve to seventeen years behind bars has a big impact on someone’s life. For a first offense, it would suffice.


34 posted on 12/23/2010 10:18:26 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: DoughtyOne

nope. I just think society is better off without certain kinds of people, like pedophiles.


35 posted on 12/23/2010 10:19:12 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Is there some online course somewhere that black women who bear sons go to learn all these stock lines about what a great guy their little boy is? The lines are always the same in stories like this.

The same course also provides the "he was turning his life around" line for other situations...

36 posted on 12/23/2010 10:22:00 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Persevero

I believe that what the officer did was terribly wrong. If you think taking away between 1/5th and 1/4th of his life is too light a sentence, then we’ll just have to disagree. Thanks for the alternate opinion.


37 posted on 12/23/2010 10:25:04 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Any punishment for a crime done under color of government authority should be doubled at a minimum. I really wouldn't have had a problem with this scumbag getting a public execution as a warning to the rest of law enforcement of what will happen to them when they break the law.
38 posted on 12/23/2010 10:26:01 AM PST by KarlInOhio (All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education. -Frederic Bastiat)
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To: KarlInOhio

If they had not found his semen inside the woman it woulda been a he said/she said incident and, him being a gaurd, would have probably gone free.


39 posted on 12/23/2010 10:29:57 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: GeronL

I subscribe to that logic myself to a degree. The second offense is where I would buy into this. A first offense isn’t quite there for me. That may be flawed logic, but it’s where I’m at right now.


40 posted on 12/23/2010 10:31:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: redreno

Turned down a plea deal with 5 years of prison. Bad decision. I’m all for tough sentencing, but 30 years for a rape seems unusually long. Sentence will probably get reduced on appeal.


41 posted on 12/23/2010 10:33:14 AM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I believe a 12 to 17 year sentence would send a rather clear negative warning to other law enforcement officers. Beyond the sentence, this guy’s life is forever altered. I doubt that’s lost on many officers.


42 posted on 12/23/2010 10:33:34 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: redreno
His wife, who told the judge Floyd was a good man, ran down the hallway after the sentencing, crying and throwing up.

I'd have thrown up, too, when I learned of the lab results. Then I'd have said, "My attorney will be in touch, baby, and how convenient that he'll know where to find you."

43 posted on 12/23/2010 10:37:18 AM PST by Tax-chick (Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.)
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To: -YYZ-

“I’m all for tough sentencing, but 30 years for a rape seems unusually long.”

If it had been someone you cared about, you’d probably want to kill him. And quite rightly, too.

Often rape is hard to prove. But where it is, I’m all for execution.


44 posted on 12/23/2010 10:41:03 AM PST by PLMerite (Fix the FR clock. It's time.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yes, I think forcible rape should basically result in a forfeiture of your life.

Having an orgasm while abusing a terrorized person pretty much puts you out of any right to be among civilized people in my opinion.


45 posted on 12/23/2010 10:45:39 AM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Persevero

While I agree that it should result in the forfeiture of a portion of the perp’s right to be among civilized people, I do not believe it should forfeit all their right to ever be a part of civilized society.

We’re not going to agree on this. You may be right, but I’m not able to agree with you. Take care.


46 posted on 12/23/2010 11:00:43 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Rape can ruin a life. IMHO it’s the worst crime you can commit against another person after murder. And there is no such thing as “I didn’t mean to” as there can be in killing someone. Given that, I’m all for 30 year sentences on forcible rape even without any extra modifiers. Add doing it under the color of authority, and I don’t mind the term going much higher.


47 posted on 12/23/2010 11:05:08 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: bgill

Yeah, and right in the crotch, too.

He’s gonna be a popular young woman in prison.


48 posted on 12/23/2010 11:05:36 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: trisham

I could see the wife throwing up for a different reason (rape and adultery). But I unfortunately believe it wasn’t for that.


49 posted on 12/23/2010 11:07:30 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Yes it really is the abuse of power issue that is more important. It tarnishes the overall community’s perception of all officers, the ones that do not do this kind of behavior and don’t deserve this perception.

They are officers of the court, their testimony is always default regarded as truthful, they are armed and have a lot more power than average citizens and especially prisoners. So yes, thirty years is appropriate.


50 posted on 12/23/2010 11:10:18 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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