Evan Cramer, 28, arrested on Tuesday
FORT PIERCE, Fla. —
A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested and fired Wednesday morning, according to Sheriff Ken Mascara.
Mascara said a woman went into Longwood Medical Center Tuesday evening and said she was sexually assaulted by a sheriff’s deputy.
After a brief investigation, Evan Cramer, 28, was arrested Wednesday morning, Mascara said.
Mascara said Cramer pulled over the victim early Tuesday morning for a minor traffic violation.
Cramer is accused of telling the victim she had multiple warrants out for her arrest and said she could avoid jail time if she granted sexual favors, Mascara said.
Cramer is then accused of putting the victim into his cruiser and driving her to a vacant lot where the alleged assault happened.
The woman then went to the hospital and reported the assault.
“She was terrified,” said Sheriff Ken Mascara. “You could hear it in her voice. You could see it. It was palpable.”
WPBF 25 News has learned Deputy Cramer had problems at his previous job, as well.
We’ve obtained Cramer’s personnel file for when he worked for the Sandford Police Department. He started there in March of 2015 and in January of 2016, three of his superiors recommended to the chief that Cramer be fired.
A Lieutenant in the department cited multiple reasons for the recommendation, including “using inappropriate language in public” and “using his authority to gain compliance.”
Cramer resigned from the department in January before he was fired.
Less than four months later, he was hired at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.
He is being held in the St. Lucie County Jail without bond