Ted Arboleda, BSO Deputy, Let Probation Violator Out of Arrest in Exchange for Blowjob

Ted Arboleda
Ted Arboleda
Courtesy of Broward Sheriff's Office

On Monday, the Broward Sheriff's Office had to put the cuffs on one of their own. An arrest among the ranks of law enforcement is always bad enough, but the crime Deputy Ted Arboleda is accused of is particularly grimey: swapping sex in exchange for looking the other way on a probation violation.

According to information released by BSO late Monday, on July 13, 2013, Arboleda made contact with a woman at a Mobil gas station on Griffin Road in Dania Beach.

She didn't have a valid driver's license. The 32-year-old deputy also found marijuana and an unlabeled bottle of prescription pills on the woman. She told Arboleda that she was on felony probation. The drugs would have been a violation, likely landing her back in jail. She offered the deputy money to look the other way and let her slide.

BSO says Arboleda did not take the money. But he did give the woman back her drugs, then offered her a ride home. At the residence, the deputy asked the woman if she was going to let him inside. She then offered him oral sex. He accepted. After the deed was done, Arboleda told the woman he couldn't believe he'd agreed to do it, that it was his first time doing anything like that, and that she shouldn't tell anyone.

But she did. That same day, her boyfriend called BSO to report the sex-for-favor. More than a year later, on August 19, 2014, Arboleda was put on administrative duty this year. He was arrested this week on a second-degree felony -- unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior.

A BSO spokeswoman told the Sun Sentinel: "[t]here's a possibility that he's done this before."

Arboleda has been with BSO since February 2011, after a stint working with the Surfside Police Department for two years.

In 2012, Arboleda gave testimony to internal affairs investigators that led to the arrest of a BSO detective who punched a handcuffed homeless man in the back of a patrol car and lied about it.




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