A police officer in Bartow, Florida was arrested this week after his wife turned him in for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
According to Polk Sheriff’s Office arrest documents obtained by The Ledger, Eloisa Velez told investigators that she had been aware that her husband, 27-year-old Officer Randy Velez, had an affair in August, but she had not known the girl’s age until recently.
She said that her husband confessed to her last week that the girl had been 15 years old. Deputies were monitoring a telephone call between Eloisa and Randy when the officer admitted that “he should be in jail, he is embarrassed, and he doesn’t feel good that he did what he did,” the arrest report said.
Randy Velez told his wife that he had the affair because “he didn’t like having someone who was always arguing with him.”
The officer also said that he wanted to have other affairs but “that it takes planning” and he “just got lucky that day.”
The 15-year-old girl confirmed to detectives that she had sex with the officer, and that the two had talked about being in a relationship together.
Randy Velez is facing charges of lewd battery and lewd molestation. His first court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.