Florida Police Officer Arrested for Exposing Himself to Woman and Forcing Minor to Undress

Florida Police Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse on Underage Girl and Woman

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32-year-old Jesus Manuel Menocal Jr., a police officer at Hialeah Police Department, was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexual abuse of an underage girl and a woman, a local news source reported.

Menocal is suspected of forcing an underage girl to remove her clothing for his own sexual gratification.

In a different incident, the officer allegedly exposed himself to a woman and grabbed her when on-duty.

Investigators said both cases happened in 2015 and involved the use of a dangerous weapon.

In 2016, Menocal was probed after complaints about him were received, but the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office did not prosecute him.

HPD spokesperson Eddie Rodriguez said the department has been “working hand in hand with federal authorities” and that “pending the federal grand jury results, Sgt. Menocal will be disciplined as deemed appropriate.”

The officer was released on bail.