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Stafford Marine gunnery sergeant charged with rape, sodomy, and more

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A Stafford County man was arrested this week in connection with a February incident in which a victim claims she was forcibly raped at his home, court records show.

Michael Andrew Maldini, 37, a gunnery sergeant in the , is charged with rape, sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and providing alcohol to a person younger than 21. He was arrested Monday evening and placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

The rape and sodomy charges carry potential life sentences. The victim’s age is not made clear in court records, other than she is under 21.

According to an affidavit filed in Stafford Circuit Court by Detective R.S. Parsons, the alleged rape was reported to authorities in June.

The victim told police that on Feb. 7, she accompanied Maldini and a female Marine to Stafford Hospital. The female Marine was pregnant and was treated in the emergency room.

While the woman was being treated, the affidavit states, Maldini asked the victim to go with him to get breakfast and then to his house to tend to his new puppy.

Once at the residence on Holmes Street in central Stafford, the victim said Maldini gave her a shot of Pinnacle Cookie Dough Vodka and gave her a tour of his home.

While in the basement, she said Maldini suggested they “get comfortable” and watch a movie. He then gave her a second shot of Vodka.

While sitting on the couch, the victim said Maldini began touching the lower part of her back. When she stood up and asked why he was doing that, the affidavit states, she said Maldini forced her onto a bed in a spare bedroom and forcibly raped her.

The victim said she tried to get Maldini off her by pushing against his upper body and by scratching his neck and shoulder areas. She told police she left blood on the sheets.

The search warrant allowed police to check Maldini’s home for DNA and electronic data that could be used as evidence. Parsons wrote that evidence of blood and bodily fluids can often be recovered after a significant period of time and attempts to clean up.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

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3 COMMENTS

  1. THIS guy is a scum bag the preys on women in uniform. He was fired from his job as a police officer in 2007 from Arlington police force. He wasn’t hired in 2005 by Fairfax police because he was making sexual advances towards his female intrsuctor during his physical. He changed his name in 2009. Michele Florio was his first name. As for an arrest just being now the police needed to process all the evidence. She came forward right away.

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