Miami, FL – A police officer from South Florida has been arrested after being accused of engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
Jose Robell Hernandez, a 28-year-old officer from the Miramar Police, appeared before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Gisela Cardonne Ely on Friday, where he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
The relationship came to light on April 13th when the victim faced a mental health crisis following concerns about a possible pregnancy.
During interviews conducted by the Miami Gardens Police and Fort Lauderdale Police, the victim disclosed that she had been involved in a consensual sexual relationship with Hernandez.
According to the arrest report, the teenager met Hernandez on Tinder in March.
They arranged to meet at a hotel in Hialeah, where they undressed, engaged in conversation, and kissed. The report states that sexual activity occurred during their encounter.
After the hotel encounter, the victim noticed a decrease in communication from Hernandez. She attempted to contact him but found that things were not the same.
The victim also informed the police that she never revealed her age to Hernandez.
When the victim informed Hernandez about a potential pregnancy due to missed menstrual cycles, he allegedly responded via text, denying the possibility of impregnation due to medical shots.
Hernandez was released after posting bail following his court appearance.
Miramar Police Chief Delrish Moss issued a statement emphasizing the department’s commitment to professionalism and accountability. He stated that any allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and will not be tolerated.
Hernandez has been suspended without pay as the criminal investigation into his relationship with the teenager continues.