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Broward bailiff charged with attempted murder, sexual battery

Kendrick Busby accused of stabbing prostitute several times

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Broward Sheriff's Office court bailiff Kendrick Busby was arrested Sunday in Miami-Dade County on second-degree attempted murder and sexual battery charges, according to Miami-Dade police. 

Busby,45, is accused of stabbing a prostitute several times in the back and abdomen last month after demanding she perform a sex act on him without a condom, an arrest report stated. 

The incident happened at about 1 a.m. Feb. 21 when Busby picked up the woman at a Valero gas station at 1300 NW 19th St., the report said. 

The woman agreed to perform a sex act on Busby for $60, and when she asked for payment he pulled out a knife with a sliver blade that was about 6 inches long and 2 inches wide, police said, and held it to her neck. 

The woman responded by telling Busby, "Listen sweetheart, you have a knife. If you want to rape me, go ahead and rape me. Please just use a condom," the police report said.

Busby responded, according to the report: "No one will give a (expletive) if you die. I don't give a (expletive) if I kill you." 

When the woman tried to push the knife away, Busby began to stab her in the back, and slapped a condom she had out of her hands, police said. 

He then stabbed her in the abdomen several times when the woman attempted to flee from the vehicle, police said. 

The woman was eventually able to escape the vehicle, and get some of the numbers of Busby's license plate, according to police. She then drove herself to Northshore Hospital, and was later transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital due to the level of her injuries. 

The woman was able to identify Busby based on the license plate number, and information about the vehicle given to police, authorities said.

Last week the woman was given a lineup of six photos and was able to identify Busby as the man who stabbed her. 

In an email BSO spokeswoman Spokes Veda Coleman-Wright called the allegations against Busby "very disturbing," adding that that Busby will be suspended without pay.

Busby, a civilian employee, was hired by BSO in November 2007, earning an annual salary of $43,146 and is assigned to the main Broward County Courthouse in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.