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On-duty St. Lucie County deputy charged with sexual assault

Sheriff says Evan Cramer assaulted woman during traffic stop

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. – A deputy with a Florida sheriff's office was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman while on-duty.

St. Lucie County deputy Evan Cramer, 28, was taken into custody and booked on first-degree sexual battery charges.

According to Sheriff Ken Mascara, Cramer pulled a woman over early Tuesday morning for a minor traffic violation and learned she had multiple warrants for her arrest.

Cramer requested sexual favors from the woman in a negotiation to not arrest her. Cramer then put the woman in his police vehicle and drove her to a vacant lot where the assault allegedly took place.

Cramer, who had been with the department for eight months and still in his probationary period, was fired.

Officials believe this may not be the first time Cramer has assaulted a woman and are asking anyone with additional information to contact the department.