YORK COUNTY, S.C. – Protect, serve and … engage in trysts with your co-workers? There have been six cops busted having on duty sex.
All six deputies work for the York County Sheriff’s Department in South Carolina. They have been disciplined for having sex with each other while on duty. Moreover, two of them have been fired, WBTV reported.
Investigators discovered one female deputy had sex with five different male deputies at various times while on duty. And apparently the trysts have been ongoing. The investigation revealed they go as back as 2003, the news outlet reported.
Sgt. Jennifer Forsythe and Deputy Daniel Hamrick were sent packing. They were both fired earlier this month after the two came clean about their on-the-job love affair, which has been ongoing since 2012.
In addition to the two who were fired, four other deputies were disciplined for having sexual encounters with Forsythe, including a captain, a lieutenant and two other sergeants.
Investigators caught wind of the sex acts when they received an anonymous complaint regarding the improper conduct.
Lieutenant Brian Boling was demoted to Master Deputy II, according to WBTV. Forsythe told investigators she had sexual encounters with Boling multiple times in 2007, including one encounter on duty. Boling told investigators that the two had other sexual encounters while away for professional training.
Captain Carson Neely was suspended without pay. Forsythe told investigators that she and Neely engaged in sexual activity between 2003 to 2007; some of which was on duty.
Sergeant Wayne Richardson and Sergeant Buddy Brown were both suspended for two weeks without pay, according to the sheriff’s office.
Forsythe told investigators that she and Richardson had a total of three sexual encounters, including one while on duty. Forsythe and Brown had multiple sexual encounters in 2010 and 2011, some of which were on duty, Forsythe told investigators.
“The results of this investigation are very troubling and cast a dark cloud over the York County Sheriff’s Office and its reputation as a professional organization,” Sheriff Kevin Tolson said in a statement.
In his statement, Tolson, who took office in January, pointed out much of the activity happened before he assumed office.“The harshest discipline was dispensed to those who violated policy and public trust while I have been Sheriff,” he said.
“I showed leniency to those Deputies whose conduct occurred years, even more than a decade ago, but make no mistake, this conduct will not be tolerated in this agency on my watch,” the statement continued.
“The actions of these officers have undermined the public’s confidence in our organization and required swift and serious action.”