Volusia Sheriff Melts Down Badge of Disgraced Former Deputy Stephen Corbin

Stephen Corbin, a former Volusia sheriff's deputy, was in plain clothes but driving a patrol car when he was accused of threatening two women with arrest if they did not engage in sexual acts.

The Volusia Sheriff's Office melted former Deputy Stephen Corbin's badge on Friday, more than a month after Corbin was accused of threatening to arrest two women if they did not engage in acts sexual with him.

Corbin was in plain clothes but driving a marked patrol car at the time, according to Daytona Beach police. He resigned after police began investigating the matter.

Corbin, 40, was charged with two counts each: bribery by a public official, battery, false imprisonment and solicitation of prostitution, according to Daytona Beach police.

Corbin was arrested on May 15 and released from the Volusia County Jail the next day after posting $90,000 bond.

His arraignment is set for July 2 before Circuit Judge Elizabeth Blackburn.

Volusia sheriff's deputy resigns, arrested in prostitution case

Volusia Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Corbin has resigned after being accused of threatening women with arrest if they didn't perform sex acts on him.

Corbin's defense attorney, Michael Lambert, entered a written not guilty plea on Corbin's behalf on May 17 when, among other motions, he also filed a motion to dismiss the charges.

Corbin waived his presence at the preliminary hearings.

The attorney general's office has not yet made a decision on charges, according to court records.

The investigation began when a woman contacted Daytona Beach police last month. The woman, whose age was not given, said she was approached in the South Ridgewood hallway by a man in plain clothes but driving a Volusia Sheriff's Office patrol car.

The woman told police the man, later identified as Corbin, held her against her will and verbally threatened to arrest her if she did not engage in “a sexual act,” police said. police. Corbin released the woman after she agreed to show him her breasts, according to a charging affidavit.

Police identified Corbin as the suspect.

The second woman said she got into the deputy's vehicle. The driver, later identified as Corbin, asked her if she wanted to make money, but she told him she did not, the affidavit states.

Corbin told her she could make some money and he could give her a place to stay and take a shower. But she said no. Corbin then grabbed her hand and attempted to force it on his genitals, but she pulled away, the affidavit states. She said she asked Corbin to let her out of the vehicle, but he refused and she tried to open the door and it was locked.

She said she gave Corbin directions to the Sunset Inn so it would be on video when he dropped her off. Once he dropped her off, she returned to Segrave Street and saw Corbin in the Ford Taurus patrol car driving away. Corbin tried to get her inside, but she heard people yelling at her not to get in the car. She said Corbin opened the passenger door but she closed it and he sped off.

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