Former Orange County deputy had sex with male prostitutes, investigators say

Former Orange County deputy had sex with male prostitutes, investigators say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Tramaine McCray was arrested over the weekend after a male prostitute said he felt forced to have sex with McCray and feared he would be arrested if he did not, deputies said.

During questioning, McCray, a former Orange County deputy, admitted to having multiple sexual encounters with prostitutes while on duty, deputies said.

According to Sheriff’s Office documents, a male prostitute came forward earlier this month. He said he had been walking in the area of 410 North Orange Blossom Trail in March 2014.

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The prostitute said McCray, who was on duty, told him to get into the vehicle. When the prostitute asked if he was going to get arrested, McCray said, “No,” deputies said.

The two went to a parking lot near Church Street and Tampa Avenue and the prostitute performed oral sex on McCray in the patrol car, deputies said. McCray then gave the prostitute $200, deputies said.

In June of 2014, a similar incident happened, during which McCray also engaged in oral and anal sex with the same male prostitute, deputies said.

When investigators questioned the prostitute on what would have happened if he had said, “No” to the McCray, the prostitute said, “He probably would have took me to jail.”

A second prostitute came forward and said McCray didn’t pay him, but he felt forced into the first encounter with McCray in June of 2015.

The man said McCray showed up at his apartment several times and asked for sex, deputies said. At one point he said McCray said, “I am the police and nobody would believe you over the police.”

During questioning, McCray said he had multiple sexual encounters with male and female prostitutes between March 2014 and June 2015.

McCray was first questioned about having sex with a female prostitute in May. Following an internal investigation, McCray resigned from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and became a realtor.

The case was closed by the professional standards unit, but sex crimes investigators were asked to go to Orange Blossom Trial and do their own investigation.

Contact Shannon Butler for more on this story.