Florida Deputy Fired for Covering Up High Profile Sex Crimes against Children

What finally brought Deputy McNeely under investigation from internal affairs was another case where a mother had contacted law enforcement to report that her 30 year old neighbor was soliciting sex from her young daughter who was a minor.

The mother began contacting other detectives after McNeely refused to return phone calls to her about the high profile neighbor who at this time remains unnamed, in which she claimed the Deputy was intentionally avoiding the case.

Upon pressure from the rest of the department McNeely claimed that he never received any messages from the woman but that he did try and call her back multiple times.

That claim was able to be proven a lie however as phone records showed that McNeely not only received the messages but had deleted at least four of them and there was never any outgoing calls back to her.

Internal Affairs investigators wrote that “McNeely had not documented anything in this case” for the period of several months.

When Deputy McNeely’s supervisor inquired to him about the case he said he was unable to reach the mother and that was the reason for the stall.

“This explanation to his supervisor was untruthful,” investigators wrote while recording their results after looking into the case.

Another case that was fumbled involved a massive pedophile accused of having over one hundred thousand child pornography images.

During that case McNeely testified incorrect information which caused the prosecution to stumble, and could have led to the man’s exoneration even after the images were found on the 87 year old man’s computer.

McNeely told local media during a phone interview that he made “a couple mistakes,” but that he “wasn’t a liar” and that his mistakes didn’t affect the outcome of case.

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