Scott Christopher Montoya, War Hero and Sex Creeper, Loses Bid to Win Back OC Deputy Job

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:

Deputy Scott Montoya is One Hero the OCSD Doesn't Want

Scott Christopher Montoya: 'Stallion' Deputy Fired Because He Couldn't Restrain On-Duty Sexual Urges

[Moxley Confidential:] This OC Deputy Was Hot to Trot; OCSD fired Deputy Scott Montoya, a self-described 'stallion,' because he couldn't resist on-duty sexual urges

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.

However, the sheriff's department brass could not explain away three separate investigations by seasoned deputies who heard women describe Montoya as  "flirty," "strange," "overtly sexual and inappropriate," "egotistical," and "a predator."

"Everything [Montoya] said had some type of sexual innuendo . . . always asking about whether the teachers and the mothers of students were single," one elementary school employee told investigators, "[and he] frequently made comments such as, 'She's got a nice ass!'"

A Catholic elementary school principal called Montoya "creepy," explaining he had been seen "suspiciously parked near the school's gymnasium before the start of school staring at both parents and children." 

The department received so many complaints that an internal investigation was launched and surveillance of Montoya began in February 2009, when he was observed cruising a Stanton liquor-store parking lot, approaching a female and "immediately [asking] for her phone number." The woman later admitted she felt "pressured" to befriend Montoya because he wore a deputy uniform.

A month later, Montoya approached the same woman in his patrol car and, according to captured audio, asked, "Where's my kiss?"

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.

In 2009, Montoya spent 66 minutes of his shift inside a mobile home in the company of a 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl. Also that same year, the deputy asked a Walter Elementary School employee, "When are we going to fuck?" and discussed times and places to have sex.

A street prostitute named "Ivy" told investigators she had lied to cover up Montoya's indiscretions in the past, admitting the deputy told her she has a "nice ass!" and gave her his cell-phone number in hopes of having "free sex."

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.

In Montoya's termination letter, sheriff's officials wrote, "Your course of conduct during this investigation renders the department unable to trust your ability to exercise sexual restraint when dealing with both adult and juvenile females."

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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