Coral Springs Police Arrest Spirit Employee on Two Charges of Sexual Violence
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The Coral Springs Police Department arrested a Spirit Airlines employee last week on two counts of sexual assault after “using his post to gain the victim’s trust,” authorities said.
Stanley Jeanty has been suspended without pay after the airline learned of the 37-year-old’s arrest.
“We have just been made aware of the heinous allegations against this individual. We unequivocally do not tolerate this heinous behavior, ”said Erik Hofmeyer, director of communications for Spirit Airlines, in an email sent to the Miami Herald on Wednesday.
“The employee is immediately suspended without pay, and we will monitor the ongoing investigation and take prompt action accordingly,” Hofmeyer added.
Jeanty nor a lawyer representing him could not be contacted for comment.
Arrest warrant details two attacks
Pursuant to a drafted arrest warrant provided by Coral Springs PD, Jeanty attended a bus stop on Riverside Drive and West Sample Road in Coral Springs and offered a woman drive on September 18. Coral Springs Police drafted the arrest warrant and did not provide the woman’s name or age citing laws that protect victims of crime.
The woman, who did not know Jeanty, told detectives that she initially declined her invitation, but after starting to speak Creole – a language she speaks – and telling him he was from Haiti, she accepted the journey, according to the mandate.
Once in the car, the warrant says Jeanty told the woman he worked for Spirit Airlines and could help her find a job, the woman told detectives.
He then drove with the woman to her home at 3260 Coral Lake Ln. to Coral Springs instead of taking her home. Once inside, he showed her three laptops bearing the Spirit Airlines name and a company job badge “to earn her trust,” the warrant reveals.
At her home, Jeanty emailed the woman a job application at 1:54 p.m. and then drove her to her home a few minutes later. Jeanty told her he would pick her up from her home at 6 p.m. to help her complete her job application, the warrant added.
At 6 p.m., Jeanty picked her up from her home and drove her to her home to complete the job application. Once there, Jeanty offered the woman dinner and wine, according to the warrant.
The woman told police Jeanty started showing her US Army ID and asking her about her personal life, such as whether she had a boyfriend. When she didn’t strike up a conversation, the warrant says it persisted, causing her to cry in the bathroom.
Jeanty was drafted into the military from January to November 2019, with the rank of Private First Class when he was discharged, US Army spokesman Lt. Col. Brandon Kelley said in a report. email sent Friday.
As the woman exited the bathroom, Jeanty stood in her way. When she asked him what he was doing, he didn’t respond and grabbed her hand, according to the warrant.
The woman told police Jeanty pushed her into her bedroom, grabbed her by the neck, pushed her to the ground and pinned her to the ground, according to the warrant. What happened next is partially redacted.
Some time later, Jeanty stopped what police described as an “attack” and took a picture of the naked woman – telling her not to “do anything stupid”. When he stood over her, she attempted to crawl on her bed towards the exit door, but he again cornered her, the warrant notes.
Jeanty then carried out a second “attack”, as described by the police.
The woman later told Jeanty that she had not given his consent and that what he had done was wrong – and he responded by threatening to kill her, she told police, according to the mandate.
The woman feared for her life as Jeanty walked over to her bedroom closet and opened it. Inside was a “voodoo altar display” with candles, and he showed her a “female alliance,” the warrant said.
Jeanty told the woman that he loved her and that the alliance was for her. He also threatened her with a curse and pointed at a camera on her bedside table – saying she had recorded everything, according to the warrant.
There could be more than one victim
Jeanty is also the prime suspect in a similar attack that took place at the same address, according to the warrant.
The victim of that attack, whose name was not provided, told police his attacker said he was a Spirit Airlines employee and pointed the same camera at the bedside table, in accordance with the mandate.
“Your depositor believes that the accused’s behavior establishes that it has been escalated over the months to include strangers and that his predatory behavior towards vulnerable women is of public safety concern,” wrote the Coral Springs detective. Michelle Gianino on the warrant.
Coral Springs PD is asking people to provide information on the suspect due to the possibility that there are additional victims, police noted.
Jeanty has “ties to the Coral Springs and Margate area and is well known in the Haitian community,” authorities added.
Those with information about Jeanty can contact SVU Detective Michelle Gianino at 954-346-1789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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