Florida Polytech University police officer arrested on sexual battery, stalking charges

in Central Florida News & Events

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

A Florida police officer has resigned after being charged with sexual battery and stalking a woman.

Polk County Sheriff’s officials say the victim showed hundreds of texts from the past six months detailing 57-year-old Winfred “Carl” Stocks Jr.’s attempts to control, isolate and humiliate her.

Stocks, who lives in Auburndale, was an officer for Florida Polytech University. His relationship with the victim is unclear.

According to an affidavit, Stocks used “force or violence likely to cause serious personal injury” to sexually batter the woman. He “verbally and by written communication, maliciously threatened” her into having sex with him by threatening to publicly share nude photos of her, which he had secretly acquired.

He was arrested Thursday on charges of sexual battery, extortion and aggravated stalking.