A Florida woman videotaped her parole officer raping her during a home visit so that the police would believe her.
Zachary Thomas Bailey, 50, a 25-year veteran parole officer in Coral Springs, Florida, reportedly sexually assaulted the victim on two separate occasions during home visits. The woman was afraid of violating parole if she turned him in with no evidence, so she videotaped their second encounter in order to prove that the assault actually took place.
During the first visit, Bailey allegedly instructed the woman not to leave her bedroom, and touched her genitals. "The first time he went there, he said he needed to check out the bedroom,” Lt. Joe McCue said. “While in the bedroom, Mr. Bailey did sexually batter the victim by putting his hands down the front of her pants.”
According to a police report, the woman responded to Bailey's actions, saying "Mr. Bailey, you can't do that. What are you doing?" The next day, Bailey returned to her home and asked for a massage. When she refused to give him one, he stripped naked and put on a condom. He then forced her onto the bed and raped her. "The victim said, 'This is rape. This is rape. I don't want you to do this. Mr. Bailey, you can't do that. What are you doing?'” McCue told reporters. “Unfortunately, she was in fear that if she reported this, he would violate her probation and put her back in jail."
The victim videotaped the second encounter on her phone so that she had evidence against him. She also wanted to protect herself from him writing a probation violation.
After the victim came forward with the evidence against Bailey, police arrested him and began an investigation to identify any other potential victims. "At this time, we're really uncertain if there's additional victims out there or not. However, if there is additional victims, you need to go to the authorities," McCue said. "Don't be afraid your probation is gonna be violated. It's very important that you come forward."