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Disturbing Details Emerge in Deputy Firings, “Sick mind game” Says Former Deputy

HERNANDO – Last week we reported the firing of two Hernando County Jail Detention Deputies, after an investigation revealed that inappropriate activity occurred with former inmates.

The first firing occurred on July 10th when officials terminated 5-year veteran Sgt. John Baja, for conduct unbecoming of an officer and violating staff/inmate policy.

The second, a 2-year veteran of the agency, Deputy Joshua Smith was fired on July 31st for violating the same policies.

The Sheriff’s Office has now released a full summary into both cases, revealing the details into what led up to their termination from the agency.

According to reports, between January 18th and February 25th of this year, Smith engaged in a “romantic association” with former inmate Samantha Baumstark. Officials say Smith made advances towards Baumstark while she was incarcerated. After her release, investigators say Smith contacted Baumstark on Facebook and began messaging by cell phone. The content of those messages included multiple pornographic images of both individuals, say officials.

On March 13th Baumstark was booked into the jail on charges of Grand Theft, where she says Smith contacted her on two occasions but denied having physical contact with him.

Baumstark was released today after serving a 6-month sentence for that charge.

Days after Smith’s firing, a family member who wished to remain anonymous, contacted RNRF and provided some disturbing details into to Smith’s personal life.

According to that source, who wished to remain anonymous, Smith’s wife, a local attorney, was pregnant with their first child and gave birth just days after news broke of his alleged infidelities. Smith’s wife has since filed for divorce.

Similar circumstances surrounded the firing of Sgt. Baja, after investigators discovered an inappropriate relationship with former inmate, Shelby Schechter.

According to reports, while Schechter was incarcerated between August 10th and August 30th of 2013, she worked as trustee in the booking area of the jail. Schechter claims that during the evenings, she would meet with Baja and they would kiss. Schechter also admits to lifting her shirt so that Baja could touch her breasts during those encounters.

The report also suggests that Schechter received special treatment during her incarceration; including claims that she received a new pair of boots and mattress.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Baja used his department email address and personal cell phone to communicate with Schechter after her release. Pictures of Baja pulling his shorts down and topless photos of Schechter were located on Baja’s cell phone.

Baja denies all the allegations and says he was just playing a sick mind game on Schechter. Baja was terminated on July 10th for violating the same policies as Smith.

Neither deputy placed the facility at risk nor did they neglect their duties, according to officials.

None of the incidents were captured on video, but former inmates say that isn’t unusual because deputies are fully aware of “blind spots” where similar activities occur on a regular basis.

It should be noted that on August 5th, Shelby Schechter was taken into custody – charged with violating her probation. Officials are not commenting on the details of what led to Schechter’s violation at this time.

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  • Baja was always being a dick to every inmate whether it be trying to you h a female inmate or it be talking all the other Oates down,I know this s bcuz I myself have a past that I’m not proud of an served 10 mths in Hernando.county jail. I spoke to Baja iin the same respect he gave me- NONE, 1 day when being played by baja with 1 of his so called “so k mind games” , simply asked him I’ve got something against woman,so ” ya know Baja,I think u were picked on as a lil kid or u got a lil dick ,which one is it? ,I was put in lock down for 30 days in the hole,over no threat,just put him in his place,an he didn’t like it. I call this s abuse of authority.using a badge to benefit. Didn’t work on me tho. Lmao

    Thursday, 13 August 2015, 10:53 am
  • I agree on thanking tom and staff for reporting it how it happens and how he sees it happening…please don’t stop

    Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 2:55 pm
  • omg do any of you remember him that have been their for one reason or another CREEP and he picked the girl with the red double triangle she thinks is a diamond

    Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 12:17 pm
  • HAHA, ‘Jon Smith’ doesn’t exactly sound like Silverstone.(vocabulary & overall tone of what he wrote seems a little too coherent ) But then again it IS one long run-on sentence so it very well could be..

    Monday, 10 August 2015, 9:09 pm
    • This guy smith not only would mess with us to see who would crack with his quagmire looking a** i was there for overnight A YEAR AGO and he was flexing lmfao smh, he’d always chat up the girls who made prison makeup

      Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 12:15 pm
  • Hahahaha aka Bryan silverstone
    Jon Smith aka Bryan silverstone. Bryan silverstone also known as the guy who stalks girls, plays his music really loud just to annoy his neighbors, follows off duty law enforcement officers bar to bar just to antagonize them. You hide behind fake profiles that you must spend hours creating because that’s the only way you have some sort of credibility, because if anybody really knew who was talking you would have none.

    Monday, 10 August 2015, 8:20 pm
  • You got that right…same with your president, but do they really understand higher standards, im just not sure

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 10:28 pm
  • Quit sticking up for the.police. They should be held to higher standards than citizens not abuse they’re power.

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 7:02 pm
  • Hey why not Hilary let bill get away with…mmm monkey see monkey do

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 6:41 pm
  • Nothing wrong….huh…..sharing nude photos…sexual liaisons….NOTHING to SEE here folks…..they’re both losers…..NO GOOD x cops….maybe they can work at the mall…..

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 5:13 pm
  • If a source tells you something, verify it. Don’t just post it.
    You must ATTRIBUTE facts. That’s your job. Don’t just tell us what happened, tell us where you got it. An unnamed source is never enough – unless you work for TMZ or something. Is that what you’re shooting for, Mr. Lemons? Are you trying to be the Harvey Levin of Hernando County? Way to aim high.
    Let’s assume you’re trying to be a legitimate newsman. Just like the rest of your “colleagues” who run/manage Web-only news sites, you don’t seem to understand that how crucial it is to include attributions. You need to understand that concept and practice it.
    Your writing needs improvement, too.

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 5:04 pm
  • Yes sir and thanks for your honesty …i have no problem admitting when I’ve done wrong…And keep the facts straight up for us…thanks mr tom

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 3:31 pm
  • What’s funny is that most of the information posted are just allegations and not founded. The only thing founded were simple emails. That was the contact. Everyone is so fast to judge these two, but you don’t even know the true findings. I would be willing to bet that everyone bashing these two have worse skeletons in their closet as you speak. It says Inmate claims never was it founded. Get over it.

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 3:07 pm
  • Yes sir and thank you for you honesty and will respectfully do so because you asked me politely…and thank you for making me realize i was doing it…appreciate the constructive criticism and now and then i need that…i also want to apologize to the readers of rnrf…please forgive me

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 2:48 pm
  • How much did u pay for that anonymous person Tom

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 2:15 pm
  • Indeed we all sin but when its a constant repeat after repeat of the some old bull day in day out that’s the part that isn’t right…except your past get over it we all had s**t on us one time or another and now i try to avoid that pile of s**t because i dont like the smell and the flies it that come with it…its basic learning skills that some of us just don’t have and thats heart breaking

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 1:37 pm
  • Trusty: a prisoner who is trusted and given special privileges because of good behavior
    That’s according to Dictionary.com.
    “Trusty” is the correct spelling. See what happens when you verify information? You tend to get more of it right.
    Your decision to use an unnamed source to post gossip was a terrible decision. Detention deputies who misbehave while on duty is newsworthy, but disclosing information about a fired deputy’s personal life is inappropriate and gratuitous. It also wasn’t backed up by one or more on-the-record sources or any kind of source material (court documents, criminal complaints, etc.). If any of it is wrong, you’re in trouble.
    This “story” was shameful.

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 1:12 pm
  • Boschamp
    It’s very easy to support them their human, people make mistakes. have you ever made a mistake? did you have people supporting you when you did?

    Some people know how to forgive others for their mistakes in life

    And Debbie emailing and texting and talking to someone is not sex and that’s my point ! People on here are trying to say they had sex with these inmates and nowhere and that release did it say anything about that. people are quick to judge others for their mistakes in judgement.

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 11:23 am
  • How can anyone side with haha Baja and see ya later Smith? Two dirt bags…where I come from cops are held to higher standards….oh ya it’s Hernando County…..I feel bad for the good ones…..when are you going to clean house Al????…..thanks Tom…

    Sunday, 9 August 2015, 2:39 am
  • But see the defence is the officer signed an oth and was sworn in to serve and protect his fellow Americans and acted accordingly not like the one’s he protecting you from don’t you think

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 11:22 pm
  • dear pitiful i mean pitiful excuse me PITTBULL PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MINT….

    Maybe I missed it but where does it say they actually had sexual contact?
    Get your facts before you start blabbing your mouth.
    Again, “inappropriate contact” is as simple as a hello in public.
    Is texting & emailing sex??? If so, then hell I bet a ton of folks are breaking policies all around the world tonight!!
    ___________________________________________________

    EXCUSE ME PITIFUL PITBULL BUT WHAT THE HELL IS TEXT AND EMAIL SEX? SIGNED – DEBBIE

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 10:43 pm
  • Now. Tom. You hurt this Officer Smith. But why not the other? What didn’t Smith do for you that you wanted done from us as usual. You always want a favor. Want out of a driving offense Ticket. Tom be nicer and people will be nicer now lets get back to bashing each other. Carry on.

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 10:40 pm
  • People are always willing to talk s**t behind a computer man up and grow a sack and identify yourself.

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 9:26 pm
  • hey john smith aka (bryan Silverstone ) careful what u say buddy words can come back to bite u in the a** . if u don’t know the whole story don’t respond to s**t .

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 8:21 pm
  • Maybe I missed it but where does it say they actually had sexual contact?

    Get your facts before you start blabbing your mouth.

    Again, “inappropriate contact” is as simple as a hello in public.

    Is texting & emailing sex??? If so, then hell I bet a ton of folks are breaking policies all around the world tonight!!

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 7:56 pm
  • I see what you’re saying, Country Grl…historically, upbeat & happy stories don’t often make the news…just the way it is…a problematic situation is almost always going to stir up a lot of opinions/emotions. If you look to RNRF comments for peace & positivity you will more likely be dissapointed 😉

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 7:49 pm
  • Just fired? Sex with an inmate in many other states is rape wether the inmate consents or not that’s a felony.

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 6:38 pm
  • I believe Sgt Baja has a mugshot from a dui arrest back in 2002 on mugshots.com ” John Daniel Baja ” sgt.

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 6:24 pm
  • Wow…Why do we let these these fool’s rule…i just dont get it…maybe i never will

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 5:08 pm
  • Country Girl I couldn’t agree more!!

    Clearly someone is out to get josh and from these details and from the photo provided it looks like a so called family member needs to check them self!
    NOBODY is perfect NOBODY including your stupid ass!!!
    And I am rather certain this “anonymous ” person has skeletons in their closet. OR they had nothing better to do then try to become famous or make a quick buck off of a so called story.

    And you call yourself FAMILY??? Real family members dont turn their back on family they stand by them thru thick and fkn thin and Support them. They forgive for mistakes and they and find a way to get past it and move on!

    Baja and Smith didn’t break any laws. So why are all of you negative people trying to ruin their life with this slander? This story isn’t news. This story is a witch hunt against two deputy’s who more than likely didn’t give the criminals who came in to their house what they wanted! Inmates will cry rape, abuse, neglect all day long to get what they want and get away with it. Hell.. God forbid a LEO waived hi to and ex inmate in a Walmart or spoke to them as they ordered their food at a restaurant! Oh wait if they did it would be a violation of their code of conduct policy!

    Most comments on here are just ignorance and people that don’t know facts.

    They may have won this time by getting them fired but I bet these two guys get the last laugh at the HCSO, the fame hungry excons and the so called family members who are dropping them and trying to make a quick buck off of selling tips to get more attention.

    Baja and Smith I am sure this will pass. May you move forward to better places and surround yourself with those that got your back! Rise above the trash talkers and haters because clearly they are not worth your time.

    And to Tom – you really should take the picture down of josh smith. The fact that you just have Smiths seems as though the anonymous person must have “paid” you well …or did you “pay” them well for a personal attack?

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 4:01 pm
  • Clearly you miss understand, I said God will be the judge in the ending, what part of Measuring some bodies Godliness does this apply???? Oh and I said they will be punished (God willing ) yea you clearly miss read, but this also goes back to those people whom sit around with the negativity, to each their own?

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 3:19 pm
  • Shelby knew exactly what she was doing. She was proud of it. This guys life is ruined by his own fault. The things Shelby has done are her own fault. Is the next step Shelby claims abuse and wins a lawsuit? Thus again, not ever taking responsibility for her actions. Getting rewarded for bad behavior. And those of us who knew Shelby will tell you, she is probably loving that this is in the paper. She will consider herself famous. Smh

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 2:58 pm
  • The stories that people choose to comment on or not comment on is no measure of their Godliness or goodness-that can sound presumptuous.

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 2:11 pm
  • Why are u all attacking Smith

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 2:00 pm
    • yeah for real, just because he’s fake on the outside is no reason to attack him for him mocking dead people and calling them junkies but he’s having sex with them…. no no… no doubt standards allowed here officer joshy woshy maybe antonio and tony at anytime on us 19 will be exposed for the steroid sales from howie why don’t you report on that tom, on the local anytime fitness on us19 and the same owners on mariner are pushing steroids and testosterone to young men

      Saturday, 8 August 2015, 4:07 pm
  • Do you think we should take down ofc, Smith’s photo , I know what he did is totally unreconcilable but why should one be put up and not the other, he will be judged by the correct courts and not just a bunch of home bodies loaded with Internet access and opinions of things in which they don’t have complete details, yes they dishonored their coworkers, badge, family and self respect, but in the end the Lord is the only judge to see fit

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 1:34 pm
  • While everyone is having a msg /opinion war over something that they will surely pay for (God willing) I don’t see not One of your names on any of the Positive posts, saying positive feedback……like the neighbor who saved his neighbors house and dog, No but please carry on with the negativity, No wonder things don’t get better try being Positive, Humble, love thy neighbor. …God is what this place lacks

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 1:11 pm
  • My friends and I used to get random fb messages from Josh Smith…he’d send nudes of himself & try to get us to meet up for hook-ups…sad that he has a daughter but still no morals towards how he treats women 🙁

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 12:32 pm
  • Social media gets everything twisted makes it worse than it really is. What they did was wrong but the personal attacks on them and bringing the family involved is wrong. Let the family hash it out in private behind closed doors.

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 12:21 pm
  • Why is Ofc.Smith having his picture posted but not the Ofc.Baja, show both of the scum bags faces, and these are people sworn to Serve and Protect

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 12:07 pm
  • Maybe just maybe Josh Smith’s wife will represent these two losers onher way out the door.I smell alot of child support payments comming.

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 11:36 am
  • Keyboard is old…how about hiring competent people….

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 10:42 am
  • Haha Baja….so long Smith….add them to that wonderful list of UPSTANDING DEPUTIES who steal money,drive drunk,batter their spouses,jump people while off duty at a bar….now you’re GOT two manipulators who abused two pill heads…way to go Al….instead of asking for more money how hiring competitive people….can’t wait for the replies….I feel bad for the good ones….

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 10:38 am
  • Boys will be boys… it was a call of the wild!!! Sex is natural need and want for any human 🙂 agreed it wasn’t the right place for it but let’s be thankful for once no brutality … LEO or not he is a man and the mind thinks SEX 24/7 poor fellas. Can’t make an excuse for adultery though ,shame on you!! P.s. not to mention but if I were ever an inmate I Damn sure would want a guard looking hottt like Smith …pretty boy Smith unlike the ungodly train wrecks that usually guard the jails…

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 8:13 am
  • I’ve known Josh for 15 years. We played baseball together growing up and went to Central together. What he did was undoubtedly despicable. He’s now laying in the bed he made. But honestly, don’t we all make some serious errors in judgement? I always knew the guy to be a person that cared about others. I don’t think somebody’s full character can be judged by one slip-up in life. As I said, he’s paying the price and them some. Probably won’t raise his own kid. Blew it with a real nice girl. But I’d still be glad to call him a friend. I know people are gonna say some cruel stuff in reply to this. I could care less.

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 8:04 am
    • DO YOU DO STEROIDS WITH HIM? ARE YOU A MEMBER OF ANYTIME IS THIS YOU HOWIE?

      Saturday, 8 August 2015, 4:09 pm
  • hahahahahaha f****g josh smith finally got caught what a loser…… steroids f****g drug addicts named samantha boiko baumstark and watching tyler perry’s madia…. lmao

    Saturday, 8 August 2015, 4:39 am
  • Because it give you something to bitch about…hey man if the truth hurts i recommend you fix it, is all i have to say to you

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 11:27 pm
  • What a scumbag..knew the guy was a creep when we met him.

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:52 pm
  • Lol Amy Michelle, I completly agree with you! And orsen too. I see so many stories and people are worried about a misspell or comma mistake. I make typos all the time, or my phone automatically spell checks and I don’t notice. I’m on this site to read the local news and comments. If someone doesn’t like it, they don’t have to look at the site. But to take the time and correct, don’t you all have better things to do? If you read someone is murdered, but are more worried about the spelling. Something is very wrong with you!

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:32 pm
  • So the jail was at no time at risk, hmm really. Who was supervising the inmates when they were engaging in the sexual escapades???????????????

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:22 pm
    • Ever been in a jail or prison? No, glad to hear it. all the other inmates were locked down and secured I am sure. Once you get the animals locked down pulling out one for their Trustee job is easy to do. Again, not saying it is correct but it isn’t the national crisis some will make it out to be. Sex the oldest game known to the animal kingdom. When even our Clergy are controlled and often the abusers how do you think a weak minded jail attendant is above the same manipulation?

      Saturday, 8 August 2015, 8:41 am
  • Thank you for shedding light on the situation, Dusty. I figured it was something like that. Unfortunately, drug addicts become very good at being manipulative.

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 9:44 pm
  • I know seriously but we’re not worried about the robbery, the drive by or any of the nasty crimes thier doing, im more worried about your spelling and punctuation then the guy breaking in your back window…i have to be politically correct when i call you and say you have a peeping tom or bob or what ever there name is

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 9:36 pm
  • I have known ahelbys family practically her whole life. Shelby is a very manipulative and aggressive woman. she got pregnant at 15. Her wealthy parents wanted nothing to do with the baby. At least three boys were paternity tested. Not one of them was the father. It is still unknown who the child’s father is. Shelby lost her child to the state due to her constant arrests in hernando and pasco county and her rampant drug use. Shelbys last few Facebook pictures she was with a couple of the guys who were wanted for beating and kidnapping a man in pasco. She has been known to prostitutw in pasco county. She has been in the paper twice. Once her mother called the police after finding drugs and needles on Shelby. Shelby kicked the police officer. The second time was more recent, she brought herion, Xanax and other drugs to probation. Shelby was in jail in pasco for retail theft, I believe. Violating her 5 year drug probation in hernando. Which is why she is currently in jail. She was/is facing serious prison time. I suspect this is why she is throwing Baja under the bus now. Plea bargain? That’s an assumption. Everything else is fact. A little over a year ago Shelby told me of this incident and showed us pictures and texts from Baja. She did say the exact same thing, he gave her special privileges and things. She would meet up with him and they would do whatever. I think Baja was completely wrong. But I really hope this career criminal, drug abuser, who’s past should speak for itself should get anything from this county. She’s already getting free food and shelter! This whole story makes me sick.

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 8:58 pm
  • Mabel needs a life. People so worried about where a comma is, but not about the story itself. Smh

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 8:33 pm
  • Omg lmfao…Tired of tweekers…ive not had such an uplifting laugh for days…thanks…you know the last time i checked we still had that right…”FREEDOM of SPEECH” for now so “SPEAK UP” before its to late and you don’t, crazy or not i love my rights …im proud to be an American born and raised Florida cracker and refuse to sell out my fellow American no matter race or nationality …i apologize for my antics but will not for standing up for you in the streets even at my cost…has anyone watch the movie (do you believe) i recommend it…this is what we are missing in life and we dont even realize it and it has notta to do with and type of denomination of religion, but wth do i know

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 8:25 pm
  • Mabel…If you are going to pick at the writing and punctuation in Tom’s stories you should probably proof read your own comment. You don’t know why you continue to read this “trashy”. Did you mean “trash”? Do you see how easy you can make a mistsake? Now imagine all the articles Tom writes in a week. Not to mention he’s probably writing things pretty quickly to get all of us the news in a timely manner. You couldn’t even write one comment without making a typo. If you don’t like this website you should get your news elsewhere. The rest of us are grateful that we have someone like Tom to bring us local news. Our whole county could blow up and Bay News 9 wouldn’t even mention it. To Tom and all the staff at RNRF, thank you for all you do!

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 8:15 pm
    • I agree with Amy, Thank you Tom and the RNRF Team.

      Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 10:23 am
  • You know its ok to kill a dog when it bites someone, its ok to kill a bear when it attacks someone, its ok to hunt down a shark when its bite someone, its ok to kill a snake when it racing across your yard…oh and we use them for lab testing and whose then that…but let someone moleste your children, sell them drugs, do a drive by, rape your wife, Let someone rob your home or any valiant crime towards anyone its ok is what your telling me…im blessed to have helped feed and housed Charles mason oh and helped pay for his wedding, i really dont know what sickens me whose you, me or that lol they all run a pretty good first…maybe me for praying for hope and for something to be done, either way none of it is right

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 6:58 pm
    • Tom This guy Newcomb is a frick’in maroon, why do you let him ruin every story on your site?, noboby likes ready his crap. why do YOU post it?

      Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:41 pm
      • reading***

        Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:42 pm
  • 7th paragraph, “Smith was released today after serving a 6-month sentence for that charge.”
    First, I don’t know why I continue to read this trashy…….
    Second, there is no need for a comma in that sentence.
    Did Smith go to jail for 6 months? What was the charge? Where is the booking photo?
    Third, too confusing and I’m out of here.
    PS You can get into trouble for reporting untruths. Verify and proofread, just a suggestion.

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 6:40 pm
  • What a wonderful town we live in and what a beautiful place to raise our children and will recommend to all my friends what a wonderful and glorious place it is ti raise your family…come on and join them, thats what everyone does in springhill…you know what they say, if you cant beat them might as well join them…its just glorious to walk down our street and see beautiful meth, crack, and abandoned home’s and people just standing there doing nothing about it…oh i feel so blessed indeed

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 6:32 pm
  • I Guess, Boy’s Will Be Boy’s But what they did was a little over the top considering their position, Woman have always known how to “Maneuver” around Men to get what they want and it’s been going on since time began.

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 6:04 pm
  • Is it just me or does orsen newcomb talk about murdering people a tad too much? This is going borderline psycho and nobody wants to hear him tell people they need to be murdered every other story.

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 5:37 pm
    • orsen Newcomb likes to stir-it-up a bit with his posts. Guess what “Crazy” he just did.
      Thumbs-up for orsen and free speak no matter how psycho.
      I wish we could “like a post” we agree with…

      Friday, 7 August 2015, 6:47 pm
      • Tweekers, and Newcomb, I’m sure is the same idiot if not, they belong together……

        Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:33 pm
  • Wrong is wrong no matter how you look at it…and if he wasn’t guilty he wouldn’t have nude photos of them on his phone…but wth do i know

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 5:04 pm
  • You reap what you sow….Punisher you’re an idiot…who cares? I guess it’s ok with what they did? Wrong!!!!…..

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 2:47 pm
  • What a scum bag…don’t we still have the electric chair…or maybe they shouldn’t have killed that big snake in Africa, it looked hungry

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 2:04 pm
  • “None of the incidents were captured on video, but former inmates say that isn’t unusual because deputies are fully aware of “blind spots” where similar activities occur on a regular basis.”

    As a former Jail Attendant many years ago I can tell you that the Inmates know where the blind spots are for the cameras also. This is one of the oldest tricks played in ALL jail systems and is not a Hernando County Jail only issue. You should NEVER had opposite sex supervising each other as well as opposite sex inmates interacting with opposite sex. The things have seen female inmates do to try and get a male guard in a situation where they can use them is amazing. Same goes for Male inmates and Female guards. They only way to prevent this is to not have any interaction between the sexes. I am not justify the behavior of the two Jail Attendants or any Jail Attendants that ALLOW themselves to become another victim to a street wise thug. Also please understand I am not talking about the RAPES of both inmates and guards, that is a completely different issue. But the use of sex and opposite sex emotional manipulation is a major tool used in our jails and prisons often on naive under training staff members to use as a tool. The same way it is on the streets. Only way to keep it from happening is to keep the male and female sexes apart.

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 1:51 pm
  • Who cares leave them alone. As long as the deputies don’t hurt anyone or cause harm to anybody leave them alone. There is better stories out there then to try to tarnish some people’s reputations. FYI no I don’t know them.

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 1:45 pm
    • Just his wife and unborn kid, what if it were you it happened to, and you was the one sitting at home trusting your spouse, A little different now….The guy just threw away his career, and his family, for some bimbo behind bars, Get with it.

      Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:26 pm
  • *trustee

    Friday, 7 August 2015, 1:18 pm

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