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Hernando man faces sex charges after video surfaces

BROOKSVILLE — The couple started off their evening with a walk around the campground, then shot after shot of tequila. Nine shots for Jeffrey Maggio and seven for his female friend, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

The woman remembered nothing of the evening from that point forward. That was more than two years ago.

Then, a few days ago, the woman asked Maggio for a video copy of several of their sexual exploits. What the woman saw on the video included what local authorities are calling one of the most sexually degrading crimes they've seen in some time.

Hernando deputies arrested Maggio, 53, of Brooksville, on Thursday after the woman came forward to say she had been sexually abused on that drunken evening. Maggio is charged with one count of capital sexual battery, according to an arrest report.

Deputies said the couple started the evening with a walk around the Silver Lake Campground, near Ridge Manor. Maggio and the woman then downed numerous shots of tequila, according to the report.

From there "she does not remember a lot of what had happened," the report said.

When the woman recently asked Maggio for a video the couple had made, Maggio brought over the tape and, according to the report, told her she is "not going to like what is on this tape."

On the tape, Maggio allegedly has sex with the woman, urinates on her face and masturbates while the woman is unconscious on the floor, among other crude sexual acts. The woman repeatedly tells Maggio that she is sick and to stop, but to no avail.

"This is what you need," Maggio said, according to the report.

"This is one of the most degrading crimes toward a woman that I've seen in a long time," said Sgt. Donna Black, spokeswoman with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Maggio, who told authorities he was drunk that night and made a mistake, remained behind bars Friday at the Hernando County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. His court hearing has been set for Jan. 20. He has no prior criminal history.

Times researcher Caryn Baird contributed to this report. Joel Anderson can be reached at or (352) 754-6120.

Hernando man faces sex charges after video surfaces 12/19/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 22, 2008 11:45am]
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