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Resource ID: #17528
Subject: Police
Source: WFLA-TV (Tampa
Date: March 24, 27; and May 5, 2000



WFLA-TV "uncovered a five-year pattern of sexual exploitation involving officers and teenage Police Explorers (a branch of the Boy Scouts). The teens signed up as volunteers to get on-the-job training for future careers in law enforcement and ended up becoming a 'dating service' for officers. Our reports revealed that police commanders ignored the problem and in some cases blamed the teenagers for initiating affairs. Some of the romances involved underage girls and/or married officers."

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