TOWN ‘N COUNTRY — She was 13, waiting in the dark for a ride home from Skateworld.
He was in his early 30s, 6-foot-1 and nearly 300 pounds, a former football player who worked as a deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Roosevelt Givens gave the girl a ride home in his patrol car, and, she says, they exchanged cellphone numbers.
Days later, they met at a hotel — and they had sex, she reluctantly told detectives in October.
She and Givens continued to meet over the next five years, she said, and they had sex about a dozen times.
Givens said they only had sex after she turned 18 in May. He told his supervisors that, as a married man, he’s not proud of it — but he denies any crime.
A 540-page Internal Affairs document released by the Sheriff’s Office this month details an agency’s investigation into one of its own.
The victim, whose name is being withheld because of the nature of the crime, didn’t want to talk to deputies. Now 18 and an actress in the porn industry, she said she considers Givens a friend.
Still, detectives picked away at the case for four months. And in December, they asked prosecutors to charge Givens with lewd and lascivious battery on a minor.
To be honest, she doesn’t have to cooperate in order to press charges. The D.A.’s office has enough to prosecute. But they won’t because they’re a corrupt organization that allows their own to fuck children.