Parole Officer Accused of Raping Woman During Home Visit - WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WSVN) — A South Florida parole officer was arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman on probation, and the victim said she has video to prove it.
According to police, 50-year-old Zachary Thomas Bailey used his authority to target the victim, telling her he needed to do a “study” of her home in Coral Springs. “This is someone who is hired to protect you,” said Coral Springs Police Lt. Joe McCue, “hired to say, ‘Hey, protect the society,’ and you don’t expect your probation officer to be acting in this manner.”
The victim said, during two separate visits Bailey made to her home, the parole officer forced himself onto her while her daughter was in the next room, even after she asked him to stop.
If you are a victim of Bailey’s or know someone who is, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous.