Randy Velez, 27, was a police officer in Bartow, Florida, when he allegedly had sex with a girl under the age of consent. He resigned from his position after his wife turned him in.
Velez’s wife turned him in to police after he admitted to cheating on her with the 15-year-old girl while they were having marital issues, according to an affidavit obtained by WESH. Velez reportedly told police that he met his victim while working as a police officer, and he began stopping by her house while he was on patrol. He added, however, that they had only had sex one time.
His story lined up with what he told his wife in a recorded phone call on Dec. 22. He told her that the sex took planning, and he "just got lucky that day." Velez also said that he was embarrassed and should be in jail. He was arrested that same day.
Velez faces charges of lewd battery and lewd molestation and has been booked into the Polk County Jail.
Detectives also spoke with the 15-year-old girl, who admitted to the sex, The Ledger reported. She added that the two had talked of being in a relationship.
The Bartow Police Department is conducting an internal investigation in regards to this incident.