• Report: Seminole deputies sent graphic, sexually explicit messages during work hours


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Two deputies sworn to protect are accused of leaving their posts to have sex on the job, 9 Investigates has learned.

    Channel 9's Tim Barber also found one of those deputies allegedly abandoned students at Seminole County's Milwee Middle School to carry on the affair.

    WFTV obtained a report that shows the alleged explicit messages between Deputy Joseph Fetchick and Sgt. Valencia LaRue.

    Fetchick allegedly sent LaRue a text saying, "I'll get there in 15 and take care of business."

    That's when his superiors believe he left his post at Milwee for a romantic hookup.

    Student Shealyn Miller told Channel 9 she looks up to her school resource officers, but according to the 55-page report, one of her favorites let her down.

    "Well, I wouldn't see that coming because he was a really good officer when he was here," said Miller.

    The Seminole County Sheriff's Office believes Fetchick had an affair with LaRue and one time even met up while he was supposed to be patrolling the school.

    From September to December, Fetchick and LaRue allegedly sent each other 7,000 messages while they were on duty or working extra details.

    In one message, Fetchick wrote, "I'm going to stop by for my quickie."

    Another time, LaRue said, "I want to scream and pull your (expletive) hair."

    While those were some of the most tame messages, many were extremely graphic, according to the report.

    The sheriff's office said it got all the evidence it needed because Fetchick's cellphone was hooked up to his wife's iPad, so every text Fetchick sent LaRue ended up on his wife's iPad.

    Fetchick was fired, but LaRue resigned before she could be terminated. Barber stopped by her apartment, beauty salon and her new bar, but she wasn’t available for comment.

    The state has not said whether LaRue will keep her pension.

    Both cases will go before the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to determine whether Fetchick and LaRue will lose their law enforcement certificate.

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