Florida, home of the perverted cops! It seems like every time a cop is busted for a sex crime, it's in Florida.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY - A former police officer from south Florida is being held in the St. Johns County jail on three counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child.
Detectives arrested 53-year-old James H. Scharfschwerdt at his home on Kinlaw Road Wednesday morning.
The investigation began six months ago when a juvenile told investigators that Scharfschwerdt engaged in sex acts with another juvenile.
The sheriff's office says Scharfschwerdt gave the juvenile victim alcohol and performed sex acts on him on three occasions.
Detectives also learned police had once arrested Scharfschwerdt in 1998 for similar allegations. Scharfschwerdt once worked as a police officer in south Florida, but investigators didn't say where.
Scharfschwerdt is being held on bonds totaling $1.5 million.