ORLANDO, Fla. — A newly obtained sheriff's report alleges that a Florida corrections deputy held a naked man at gunpoint, filmed him for hours, forced him to sign a $30,000 contract and threatened to send incriminating video to his family and church.
The two men were no strangers. Their friendship started on Facebook connected by a common interest in investing, according to Orlando news outlet, WESH. However, according to a 54-page document obtained by WESH, the friendship deteriorated when a cryptocurrency investment went downhill for the two.
The alleged incident happened in November when authorities said a 34-year-old man met up to have sex with a 19-year-old woman.
Investigators say the woman knew both men. It wasn't long after the 34-year-old man arrived to meet the woman, Deputy Amony Robillard emerged from behind a curtain, pointed two semiautomatic pistols at the man and held him captive for nearly three hours, according to an investigative report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Last month, the 19-year-old woman was arrested, U.S. News reports. She pleaded not guilty on charges of robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit extortion.
Robillard was later fired. He pleaded not guilty to multiple charges and remains jailed without bond. His attorney declined to comment.