FHP Trooper Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

Trooper Scott Maus

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (970 WFLA) - He handled her car crash case.  Now he's accused of handling her, while on the job.

Florida State Trooper Scott Maus has resigned from his position, after he was accused of having sex with the crash victim during several trysts while at work.

Robert Abruzzese told the FHP his wife crashed her car on Date Palm Blvd. on December 8, and she exchanged numbers with the trooper. 

Abruzzese said he witnessed Maus meeting up with his wife last week behind an abandoned church on Little Road in New Port Richey.

“That Thursday, it was right here, in a patrol vehicle, in a uniform,” Abruzzese told News Channel 8.

He discovered text messages between the two last Friday.

“‘So, do you like being my little whore for a trooper?’ And then I answered a response, ’cause I had the phone at that time, and I said, ‘I don’t know, let me ask your supervisor,’” Abruzzese said.

Abruzzese filed a complaint with Florida Highway Patrol Friday, hours after discovering the text messages.


FHP issued this statement:

“The Florida Highway Patrol takes all complaints very seriously. The Trooper has tendered his resignation which was accepted effective immediately. A thorough administrative investigation will continue to be conducted by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Office of Inspector General.”

Maus was hired Nov. 10, 2014 and worked out of Troop C in Pasco County before he resigned.

photo credit: WFLA-TV

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