Posted on December 22, 2010

Ex-BSO Deputy Gets 30 Years for Raping Prisoner

Lisa J. Huriash, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale), December 16, 2010

A former Broward Sheriff’s Office corrections deputy was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for raping a handcuffed prisoner he was moving from one jail to another.

Charles Edward Floyd, 40, wept openly in court as he addressed his wife and then his mother.

“Baby, I’m sorry, I gotta go. Don’t cry for me,” he sobbed. “Mom, I love you.”

His wife, who told the judge Floyd was a good man, ran down the hallway after the sentencing, crying and throwing up.

In September a jury convicted Floyd of kidnapping and two counts of sexual battery by a person in a position of control or authority.

Before trial, he had turned down a plea offer of five years in prison, to be followed by 20 years of probation. His sentence was for 30 years on each count, to be served concurrently. {snip}

The victim testified that on June 13, 2007, she was one of three female inmates the deputy was transporting. Floyd dropped off the other two women and took her to a remote area behind a warehouse, where he told her, “I’ve been waiting for this all day.”

She testified that he forced her to perform oral sex and raped her. Prosecutors said Floyd’s DNA was found in the woman’s cervix.


Floyd’s mother had appealed for a lighter sentence.

“My son has never been in trouble in his life,” she said as Floyd wiped tears from his eyes with shackled hands. “I never had problems with him ever, ever. He had a 3.6 grade [point] average, captain of the band.”