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Florida Man's Failed Attempt to Become a Police Officer After Admitting to Abusing a Young Girl

Stephen Roland Bodley’s train wreck of a job interview with the Apopka Police Department took place in June 2021
Stephen Roland Bodley’s train wreck of a job interview with the Apopka Police Department took place in June 2021

In a heartbreaking turn of events, a Florida man's failed attempt to become a police officer led to his conviction for sexually abusing a young girl. Stephen Roland Bodley's shocking admissions during a job interview ultimately revealed his dark past of engaging in "little sexual games" with a child. Despite his denial during the trial, Bodley's own words incriminated him, leading to a "life felony" conviction.

The chilling account unfolded during Bodley's job interview at the Apopka Police Department in June 2021. A certified voice stress analysis examiner prompted Bodley to elaborate on concerning answers he provided in a pre-test questionnaire. Bodley confessed to sexually abusing a child under the age of 12, shedding light on the disturbing acts that took place when he was a teenager.


In a series of troubling revelations, Bodley disclosed that he engaged in sexual activities with the young victim, emphasizing that she did not fully comprehend the nature of the acts. The victim's mother, initially unaware of the misconduct, described Bodley's personal interest in her daughter and his frequent visits to their home. She recalled an instance where Bodley's mother raised concerns about potential misconduct involving her sons and the victim.

During the trial, despite his attempts to deny the abuse, Bodley's prior admissions and the victim's testimony painted a grim picture of his predatory behavior. The victim, visibly emotional, recounted the traumatic experiences she endured at Bodley's hands, detailing multiple instances of sexual assault in his bedroom when she was around 10 years old.

The court documents revealed a pattern of abuse that persisted from Bodley's teenage years into adulthood, showcasing a disturbing cycle of manipulation and exploitation. The sentencing for Bodley's appalling crimes is scheduled for June 24, marking a crucial moment in seeking justice for the victim and holding Bodley accountable for his reprehensible actions.

This tragic story serves as a stark reminder of the devastating impact of sexual abuse and the vital need to protect and support survivors. Our thoughts are with the victim and all those affected by this reprehensible crime.

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This is just too much. This why I stay out of here it’s just one after the other

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