A California sheriff's deputy was fired in October for allegedly using his job as a way "to solicit, while on duty, as many women as possible." Now he's fighting to get that job back.
The OC Weekly obtained internal documents from the Orange County Sheriff's Department detailing the various allegations against ex-deputy Scott Christopher Montoya. They include:
- telling women they were "doable" or "fuckable" while on duty.
- "always asking about whether the teachers and the mothers of students were single" and "frequently [making] comments such as, 'She's got a nice ass!'"
- at a Catholic elementary school, "suspiciously park[ing] near the school's gymnasium before the start of school staring at both parents and children."
- "compar[ing] the size of his genitals to those of a Stallion."
- "cruising a Stanton liquor-store parking lot, approaching a female and 'immediately [asking] for her phone number.' The woman later admitted she felt "pressured" to befriend Montoya because he wore a police uniform. In a separate incident a month later, Montoya approached the same woman in his patrol car and, according to captured audio, asked, 'Where's my kiss?'"
- "ask[ing] a school employee, 'When are we going to fuck?'"
- "inexplicably [spending] 66 minutes inside a mobile home in the company of a 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl."
- spending almost three hours alone in an unknown location with a thirteen-year-old runaway.
- behaving in a way various women described as "flirty," "strange," "overtly sexual and inappropriate," "egotistical," or predatory.
Steve Doan of the Orange County Sheriff's Dept. told me the department wasn't releasing documents concerning Montoya's investigation because of a civil case ongoing in Orange County Superior Court. That would be Montoya's lawsuit against Sheriff Sandra Hutchens for firing him. According to the OC Weekly, Montoya hopes the court will give him his job back. His claim: "his firing violated California's Police Officer's Bill of Rights, which gives officers extraordinary powers to hamper investigations of their conduct and keeps the public in the dark about findings." Without a criminal conviction, we can't say for sure whether any of the allegations against him are accurate — but his argument for dismissing all of them isn't too appealing.
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