Florida Officer Accused of Spanking Woman at Party

A central Florida police sergeant is free on bond after being charged with stripping, fondling and spanking a woman against her will.

Ocoee police Sgt. Thomas Maroney was released from the Orange County jail late Thursday. His alleged victim told investigators the assault happened during a party earlier in the week. The woman said she and Maroney were walking around an apartment complex pond when he asked her for oral sex, pulled down her pants, touched her genitals, pinned her across his legs and spanked her on her bare backside with his hand -- then a leather belt.

A sheriff's report says Maroney admitted he spanked the woman but said it was consensual.

The woman's attorney, Mark Lippman, disputes that, saying: "He brutalized her."