‘I guess I have a thing for Caucasians’, says woman videoed kissing now-suspended Maryland cop

Francis Akhalbey September 07, 2023
Prince George’s County Police officer Francesco Marlett was filmed hugging and kissing a woman before they entered his squad car -- Left photo via New York Post | Right photo via Jam Press Vid/@slumpedtl

Virginia Pinto and Prince George’s County Police Officer Francesco Marlett recently made the news after a viral video showed them seemingly hugging and kissing before they entered his squad car. Following the circulation of the video, Marlett, who is married, was placed on suspension and an investigation into his conduct was launched.

But in a recent interview with the New York Post, Pinto was adamant she had done nothing wrong and said she and Marlett had actually been romantically involved for about two years. “That’s the main story — that this isn’t a little thing,” said Pinto. “Of course, since he’s a police officer, it looks bad. But I just want people to understand that this was not a one night stand.”

Following Marlett’s suspension on Wednesday after the circulation of the video, his wife, Paula, took to Facebook and told Pinto to “rot in hell b—h”. But Pinto said she had done nothing wrong despite the attention the video had brought.

“What’s so exciting? He’s a cop. I’m a civilian. We got caught. It sucks, but this will pass,” she said. “I’m living my life. I have children. I’m sure, as you guys know, I have a 15-year-old autistic boy. His father was Caucasian. I guess I have a thing for Caucasians. 

“In my head, I’ve done nothing wrong. I’m going to continue living my life, doing what I’m doing. In my heart, in his heart, I know that I’ve done nothing. He knows. Paula knows. I’ve done nothing wrong. God is my higher power.”

Paula, however, told the New York Post that her husband used Pinto for sex because “she was easy.” “Seems like Virginia has a mouthful to give about me when her husband left her dirty ass bc she can’t stop cheating and inserting herself into other ppls business,” Paula told the news outlet.

“My husband used her for sex bc she was easy … He gave her broken promises so she would give him p—y. She’s easy. I never put our marriage out there bc like all marriages we hit a rough patch. We get through everything at the end of the day [sic].”

Following the circulation of the first video, another video also surfaced of Pinto seemingly entering a Prince George’s County Police cruiser. The cruiser reportedly looked like the one assigned to Marlett.

“I know the officer’s actions seen on these videos have sparked a range of emotions in the community and put a negative spotlight on this agency and the many hard-working women and men who wear our uniform,” Chief Malik Aziz said.

“I expect every officer to conduct themselves in a way that will not dishonor this agency or this county. I assure the residents of Prince George’s County I take this matter extremely seriously.”

And though Pinto also accused Paula of infidelity when she responded to the former attacking her on Facebook, she did not provide further details when she was asked about the allegations.

“I’m not going to tell you that, come on. I can’t tell that to you. There’s no bad guy in all this. We’re all the bad guys, I guess,” said Pinto. “From what I read in the reports, allegedly in May he got suspended for domestic violence. That should prove right there, ding-ding-ding-ding-ding — maybe something’s not great in the relationship.” 

“Now people will understand, will see, that no marriage is perfect. He just happens to be a police officer.”

This isn’t the first time Marlett has been placed on suspension as he faced a similar fate in May and in 2016. His suspension in 2016 came after he was accused of child abuse. That indictment stemmed from Marlett allegedly spanking his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son – resulting in the minor becoming unconscious, the New York Post reported.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: September 7, 2023


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