Explosive allegations are coming to light against a Fort Myers Police Department captain.
Captain Jay Rodriguez is under investigation in connection to a video that has surfaced, reportedly showing him engaging in a sex act at a massage parlor while working on an undercover sex sting six years ago.
The video from the 2013 incident was obtained by a community member and posted to Vimeo last week.
WINK News has not independently verified the authenticity of that particular video.
We requested the original video from FMPD but the request was denied because it’s under investigation. However, it has been confirmed Captain Rodriguez is at the center of that investigation.
In March of 2013, Fort Myers police conducted an investigation into a business called New Asian Massage on Boy Scout Drive after receiving complaints of employees offering sexual services.
The video posted to Vimeo was filed in a complaint to Fort Myers Police Department’s human resources. It purportedly shows then-Lt. Jay Rodriguez entering the business and requesting a “session”.
A report confirms he was working undercover, and the woman in the video was eventually arrested.
The video shows Rodriguez and the woman heading to a room where, off camera, Rodriguez can be heard talking about the massage and minutes later asks, “What else can you do?”
The two are heard discussing prices for sex acts.
They come to an agreement and the woman is seen leaving the room with money Rodriguez gives her. The report confirms this interaction.
Rodriguez asks why she keeps leaving. At this point, Rodriguez while left alone in the room, gets up and stands in front of the camera naked. That’s where the video and the police report seem to contradict each other.
The report states Rodriguez never removed his underwear, stating the woman tries, but he stops her and says he has to leave.
However, in the video, Rodriguez seems to be heard off camera engaging in the agreed upon sexual activity.
Investigators later arrested the woman and the owner of the business.
Former FMPD Detective O’Neil Kerr filed a human resources complaint against Rodriguez in December over the video.
Kerr worked under Rodriguez and was medically terminated in November.
The HR director said the emails are being reviewed and no such video exists within city records.
Captain Rodriguez and Chief Derrick Diggs haven’t responded to any questions from WINK News.
The City of Fort Myers and FMPD both confirm there is an active investigation into this video and could not comment beyond that.
WINK tried to reach out to the woman in the video and could not find her. It appears she was never charged with a crime.
Rodriguez has been placed on paid administrative leave.