A U.S. Marine Corps reserve sergeant lost his bid in court to get reinstated as an Orange County sheriff's deputy after being fired for routinely telling women he met while on duty he was a "Stallion" and they were "doable" and "fuckable," enjoying questionable personal contact with a street prostitute, fabricating duty logs about his whereabouts, and bragging to a female teen that "If you mess around with me, I'm going to fuck you so hard with a big dick enough to make an elephant scream." Scott Christopher Montoya later screamed, through a lawsuit against the County of Orange, that a 13-month investigation into his conduct violated the one-year statute of limitations in the California Peace Officers Bill of Rights.
But Orange County Superior Court Judge John Gastelum has ruled that the statute of limitations was correctly delayed by the county, and that Montoya himself held up the process by postponing interviews due to stress.
R. Scott Moxley blanketed the original case with coverage:
The sheriff's department fired Montoya in October 2010 because he had converted patrol duties into "a means to meet various women" and used his gang-intervention responsibilities at schools "to solicit, while on duty, as many women as possible," according to internal OCSD documents.
Firing Montoya was a difficult decision for Sheriff Sandra Hutchens' administration because he is a war hero. During the April 8, 2003, battle for Baghdad, Montoya ran into sniper fire five times to save four other trapped and wounded Marines and an Iraqi citizen. For such valor, he was awarded the Navy Cross.
The investigation revealed he visited the woman's office four times, though he had no business there and failed to log his whereabouts while there. Checks of previous work logs uncovered evidence from 2008 that Montoya spent nearly three hours somewhere with a habitual female runaway, age 13.
As the walls came crashing around Montoya, he claimed he was temporarily disabled and took an extended leave from duty because of "stress and depression," according to department records.
Montoya was also informed in the letter he isn't fit to wear any law-enforcement uniform. But he did receive support in his battle for reinstatement from the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, the labor union.
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