Woman Records Parole Officer Sexually Assaulting Her During Home Visit
A south Florida parole officer has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman whose probation he was supervising, WSVN reports.
Coral Springs police say Zachary Thomas Bailey, 50, used his position to sexually assault the victim. During two visits to the victim's home, Bailey allegedly forced himself on the woman while her daughter was in the other room.
Lieutenant Joe McCue said that Bailey blocked the victim from leaving the bathroom during his first visit and grabbed her genitals. "The first time he went there, he said he needed to check out the bedroom," said McCue. "While in the bedroom, Mr. Bailey did sexually batter the victim by putting his hands down the front of her pants."
During the next visit the following day, Bailey followed the victim into her bedroom and asked her for a massage. When she refused, Bailey allegedly took his clothes off, put on a condom, forced her onto the bed and raped her.
The victim recorded the assault on her cell phone because she felt it was the only way police would believe her. She feared reporting the rape would result in Bailey writing up a false parole violation.
"The victim said, 'This is rape. This is rape. I don't want you to do this,'" said McCue. "Unfortunately, she was in fear that if she reported this, he would violate her probation and put her back in jail."
The video shows Bailey taking off his clothes and putting on the condom, which he left at the home. "The video is extremely explicit," said the victim's attorney, Bradford Cohen. "It actually shows what her accusations are."
Police will use the condom and video as evidence. Bailey worked for the Department of Corrections before being fired last Wednesday. Coral Springs police are asking any of Bailey's other victims to come forward.
"At this time, we're really uncertain if there's additional victims out there or not. However, if there are additional victims, you need to go to the authorities," said McCue. "Don't be afraid your probation is gonna be violated. It's very important that you come forward."
Watch WSVN's report about the incident below.