Florida Cop Forced LGBT Teen To Strip While He Touched Himself (VIDEO)

An LGBT teen claims that an officer with the Hialeah, Florida police department illegally detained her. She says she was taken to an isolated area, where she was forced to take off her clothing, while the cop touched himself, sexually.

The 17-year-old spoke to WVSN last week, but asked that her identity be kept confidential.

According to the teen, officer Jesus Menocal stopped a vehicle that was occupied by herself and her girlfriend, on Saturday, June 13. The officer took the girl back to the police for alleged “questioning.” The girl told WVSN:

“I thought I was going to get arrested for no reason. I feel like I was being detained for no reason. He had put me in a room, he told me I was going to be with investigators, and out of nowhere, there’s no one in the office.”

That’s when she says things got really scary. The teen says that Menocal started asking her questions about how she and her girlfriend have sex. She goes on to say that she responded by asking, “Why do I need to answer that? Why is that necessary?”

She says that he insisted she answer the question. Out of fear, she told the cop how her and her girlfriend have intercourse. But the nightmare was only beginning.

“After, he asked if I was a virgin. He asked me, if he was to test me right that moment, if I had any diseases on me.”

She relates that following the line of highly inappropriate questioning, the cop began touching himself, then ordered her her to take off her clothes.

“He puts down his weapon belt, and he starts rubbing on his private parts, which is his [expletive], and he tells me to take off my pants. If not, I was going to be arrested.”

Here’s video of the teen’s interview with WVSN:

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This cop sexually assaulted a teenage girl, without ever touching her. Who knows better than a cop how to commit a crime, without leaving any evidence?

This particular officer comes from a long line of corrupt cops. His father is now retired police chief in Miami-Dade’s Sweetwater municipality. Both his father and his father’s twin brother, also a cop, were implicated in a drug running scheme while working in Miami. An internal affairs investigation failed to turn up enough evidence on Jesus Menocal’s uncle, Ignacio Menocal, but found sufficient evidence that his father, Jesus Menocal Sr., was involved in the scheme. That evidence was in the form of recorded conversations between the Jesus Menocal Sr and a Florida cocaine trafficker named Julio Gambrino. Although Menocal Sr. was turned down for a position on the Miami police force because of his involvement in that scheme, he was later appointed chief of police in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater police have a long, sordid history of corruption, with that trend reaching a crescendo in recent years, under the direct supervision of Menocal’s father. The department consistently hires cops that have been fired from other police departments, having at least a dozen corrupt officers on the roster in 2014, who would have considered unemployable anywhere else. Last year, under Menocal Sr.’s watch, federal investigators found what they believe to be a “secret evidence room” that police had been using as a gift shop, handing items out to family and friends. Sweetwater police have been convicted on charges ranging from bribery to extortion. Cops who try to change things get framed or fired.

The Hialeah Police Department is not much different. For example, a scandal that rocked the town in 2008 involved a Hialeah police officer and two Miami-Dade corrections officers:

“…along with 59 other people in an illegal Oxycontin and healthcare fraud ring. Fifty-two of the 62 people arrested were Miami-Dade employees, including 17 bus drivers, 10 bus attendants, five school security guards, and six garbage men. Hialeah Police Officer Danette Dell and jail guards Lori Lucky and Reginald Fletcher are among those facing grand theft and other charges in the scam, in which government employees used their health benefits to buy Oxycontin, then resell the pills on the black market.”

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are stories corruption, false arrest, excessive force, police brutality and civil and constitutional rights violations consistently swirling around the Hialeah police force. Last month Addicting Info reported on a Hialeah cop who left two canine officers in the back of his patrol car, allowing them to suffer for hours, before they finally died.

According to the website Photography Is Not A Crime (PINAC), the Hialeah Police Department has surveillance cameras set up throughout the police station. Several PINAC journalists were illegally detained in the same station, after they submitted a freedom of information request. Footage from those cameras helped clear the falsely accused reporters.

There likely will not be footage of the sexual assault on this teen. Instead, we can expect to hear that the security cameras suddenly malfunctioned or that this particular ‘suspect questioning’ took place in a room that does not have security cameras installed.

From an article published in July of last year by Truth Out:

An unofficial study by an arm of the Cato Institute, the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project, recorded the number of cases involving sexual misconduct by cops. It found that 9.3 percent of all civilian complaints on police involved sexual misconduct, the second most common form of misconduct behind only excessive use of force. The organization counted 354 of the 618 officers under investigation for sexual offenses involved nonconsensual sexual acts, and 51 percent, or 180, of these 354 acts involved minors.

A Bowling Green State University study analyzed 548 arrest cases from 2005 through 2007 involving 398 officers employed by 328 nonfederal law enforcement agencies in 265 counties and cities in 43 states. Researchers counted 66, or about 16.6 percent, of the arrested officers had more than one victim and/or were arrested more than once for sex crimes. The study also found that a little more than half of the sex crimes counted were committed while the officer was on duty and that most of the victims were minors.

The article goes on to say that many police departments simply “ignore rampant sexual abuse by officers.”

According to the Miami Herald, Jesus Menocal Jr. was suspended with pay, and his buddies on the Haileah police force have promised to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations.

In the meantime, it’s doubtful that this girl was the first person Menocal has sexually abused. According to PINAC, sexual assault is rampant amongst cops. However, there’s a very real possibility that seeing this brave teen’s courage will help other victims find the strength to come forward as well.

*Featured image credit: video screen capture WVSN