Thursday, April 17, 2008
Retired Lakeland, Florida police officer George Mort, 61, is accused of fondling the breasts of a 13-year-old girl in his home in 2006. Mort is described as a friend of the girl’s family, and was her school resource officer at the school she attended.
The incident allegedly happened at Mort's home after a school day in 2006, shortly before the girl's 14th birthday. The report said it was not unusual for Mort to watch the girl after school because he was a close friend of the family.
Initially, the girl tried to tell her mother what happened by writing a letter and giving it to her in September 2006, the report said. But when her mother tried to get the girl to talk to detectives, she was too upset and refused.
The investigation picked up again in March 2007, when investigators and the victim agreed to monitored, recorded phone conversations with Mort.
The report also said Mort had been a suspect in a previous case with similar allegations.
After a nearly two-year investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, which included recording phone conversations, George Mort was arrested April 3 and charged with committing a lewd and lascivious act on a victim under 16 years old.
Mort retired from the Lakeland Police Department in 2004 after 18 years of service. His last position was as a school resource officer at Rochelle School of the Arts.
Charges of lewd and lascivious behavior have been filed against the retired officer. Jail records show he has already been released after posting a $150,000 bail.
You know this wasn’t this guys first time. I wonder how other children have been abused by the nasty mother fucker.
ALL cops consider themselves ABOVE the law. Immune to being "incarcerated" for breaking any laws. They do as they please, whenever they please, and since they know procedures so well, they are rarely detected or found out, let alone actually "charged" with a crime.