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Thursday, September 2, 2010

[FL] Officer Young, under investigation for setting up ex, resigns, then arrested for reported attack of same woman

A 35-year-old West Melbourne police officer, who is charged with beating and sexually assaulting a former girlfriend, was already under suspension and the subject of an internal investigation involving the same woman... West Melbourne police were looking into Young’s role in having the same woman committed to a hospital for observation last month... Young took her phone and slammed her head into the dashboard of his van repeatedly... He threatened to report her to family social workers if she refused to drop the allegations she made that prompted the internal affairs investigation, reports show. The woman told detectives that Young, while off-duty, forced her to perform sex acts in the back of the van...

POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGE: Young, 35, Being Held Without Bond At Jail
WESH.COM
August 31, 2010
[Excerpts] A West Melbourne police officer was arrested on charges of rape... Officer William Young, 35, was charged with sexual battery and kidnap-false imprisonment, according to an arrest report. Young was arrested on Monday for an incident that occurred on Aug. 26... Young struck the adult female victim, according to police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez, and then forced her to perform oral sex. He then forced her to have sex with him... Young is being held without bail at the Brevard County Jail. He resigned as an officer with the West Melbourne Police Department Tuesday evening. [Full article here]

WEST MELBOURNE OFFICER FACING SEX CHARGES RESIGNS
Florida Today
By J.D. Gallop
August 31, 2010
[Excerpts] ...He is charged with battery, second-degree sexual battery and kidnapping, according to court records... He remains held in protective custody without bond at the Brevard County Detention Center. He was to go before a judge today for a brief hearing on the charges. Young was also placed on suspension without pay... West Melbourne Police Chief Brian Lock referred questions on the case to the Palm Bay Police Department... [Full article here]

COP IN CAR WASH SEXUAL BATTERY CASE RESIGNS
CFNews13.com
By Greg Pallone and Stephanie Coueignoux
September 01, 2010
[Excerpts] A former West Melbourne police officer has bonded out of jail Wednesday morning, but has been fitted with a monitor... [Officer William] Young, 35, walked out of the Brevard County Jail overnight Wednesday. A GPS company attached an ankle device to Young. The incident happened at the Hurricane III Car Wash... Investigators said Young held the woman against her will while in the automatic car wash bay... After investigation by the Special Victim's Unit, a judge found enough probable cause to sign an arrest warrant, which was issued Monday... Young has since resigned... [Full article here]

EX-W. MELBOURNE COP CHARGED IN ASSAULT WAS ALREADY UNDER INVESTIGATION
Florida Today
By J.D. Gallop
September 1, 2010
[Excerpts] A 35-year-old West Melbourne police officer, who is charged with beating and sexually assaulting a former girlfriend, was already under suspension and the subject of an internal investigation involving the same woman, documents show... West Melbourne police would not comment on the case or the internal investigation. Court documents show that West Melbourne police were looking into Young’s role in having the same woman committed to a hospital for observation last month. He was suspended when the woman’s allegations prompted an internal investigation... Young and the woman knew each other and at one time shared a residence. The woman told police she and Young were in an "on-again, off-again" relationship because Young could not decide whether to remain with his wife... Another argument ensued later after Young checked the woman's e-mail and found a message from police officials concerning West Melbourne's internal affairs investigation, court records filed Monday state. The woman told officers she left Young's home and was walking to her residence when Young pulled up and persuaded her to get into his van, court records state. Young took her phone and slammed her head into the dashboard of his van repeatedly... He threatened to report her to family social workers if she refused to drop the allegations she made that prompted the internal affairs investigation, reports show. The woman told detectives that Young, while off-duty, forced her to perform sex acts in the back of the van... Young took her home and stayed there because he was afraid she would report the incident to police. The woman, however, managed to leave and made contact with authorities. Hours later, Young was spotted by officers putting a gun to his chin and threatening suicide before surrendering to officers... He was taken into custody and committed to medical facility for observation as detectives investigated the woman's claims... [Full article here]

EX-OFFICER RELEASED ON $60K BOND
Florida Today
By J.D. Gallop
September 2, 2010
[Excerpts] ...[West Melbourne police officer William Young III] could face life in prison if convicted on the sexual battery charge. A Sept. 23 hearing was scheduled at the Moore Justice Center. West Melbourne police Wednesday would not comment on the case or the internal investigation. Court documents, however, indicate West Melbourne police were looking into Young's role in having the same woman committed to a hospital for observation last month. He was suspended several weeks ago when the woman's allegations prompted an internal investigation... Police said Young was off duty at the time of the alleged attack... West Melbourne Police Chief Brian Lock said in a statement that Young "has numerous awards and only minor disciplinary actions." Young had been admonished multiple times for showing up late to squad meetings and once failing to attend a traffic court hearing that resulted in charges being dropped against a motorist... [Full article here]
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3 comments:

  1. What the hell is the matter with you?? You air this so people think it is Officer Todd Young !! Your a real JERK!!!!

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    1. It says William Young so your complaint is what?

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  2. To the person who wrote the detailed info on the alleged victim in this case and submitted it as a comment:

    I believe there is a good chance that what you wrote to me is true, however this blog concerns itself with officers entrusted with powers of arrest sworn to uphold the law... how do they do or not do that, and how are their cases handled? If she is all the things you say she is, then the question becomes why would the officer have multiple incidents with her? The most predatory dirtbags pick victims with questionable backgrounds so that they can get away with all kinds of crimes against them, threaten to bust them if they try to get help, etc. I'm not saying Young is a dirtbag necessarily but telling me about her past doesn't vindicate Young. It only causes more concerns about his behaviors.

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