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What Our Readers Think: Cop Identified in Alleged East Hampton Sex Scandal

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Julio Mario Galeano poses for a photo as Officer of the Year 2012. Photo Credit: Taylor Vecsey
Julio Mario Galeano poses for a photo as Officer of the Year 2012. Photo Credit: Taylor Vecsey
On Monday, law-enforcement sources identified Julio Mario Galeano, 31, as the village cop facing disciplinary action — and possible criminal charges over an alleged sexual encounter he had in a village house he didn't have permission to be at. Galeno, who was named cop of the year in 2012, was allegedly caught having sex with a part-time village employee, who has since been fired, inside a house he wasn't suppose to be at has been identified.

Patch readers had a lot to say about the news, many questioning why Galeno was placed on leave while the woman he allegedly had sex with was fired. The following is a round-up of their comments. Feel free to keep the conversation going by adding your thoughts to the comment section below. 
  • L Brook Spencer bad bad bad boy! Now go take a vacation and think about your actions!
  • Jennifer Chavez Honestly I am so glad he was busted.. he did wrong and he is not above the law even with a badge on.
  • Linda Buffa Just plain bad.
  • Annie Collins CAN get fired‼️
  • Bonnie L Wicks Hmmm...he's vacationing while still getting paid, yet she has lost her job.
  • Chelsea: Majority of people in EH knew who it was the second info got out. It's pretty messed up the girl got fired and he's now in Colombia on a mini vacation and still getting paid.
  • Ann: Really? Nice sugar coat. You forgot to mention that this guy is STILL being paid w/ our tax $$. Is he on paid leave, or NOT? Certainly this is not the way any police officer should conduct themselves. GREAT job indeed...NOT
  • Bonnie L Wicks MacDonald: Wondering why the female lost her job, yet the male is vacationing, while still getting paid??
  • Ann: Me too...why is it ok to publicy humiliate a "civilian" but not a Sketchy Cop? She loses her job..he gets a paid vacation....Something smells VERY BAD.
  • SadderBudweiser: From officer of the year to Playmate of the month.
  • Heather Dunn-Kostura January 20, 2014 at 03:51 PMAs a police officer he is probably covered under a union contract. Therefore the department must follow contract rules. I may not be fair but there is nothing they can do.
  • pat: So, a 20-year-old female part-time employee, part-time house cleaner was fired, and the 31-year-old male cop…… This is really screwed up.
  • Charles Anderson: He was off duty and had sex with a woman who was a housekeeper at the house and ??? so... what !!!!
  • BJT: Am I missing something ? What's the big deal.
  • local Business owner: Funny he got busted for the same thing he was awarded top cop for.
  • Phil Collins: Officer of the year and the Bedroom Bandit too, if only he had just eaten doughnuts like the rest of the Fuzz do !
  • Bonnie L Wicks MacDonald: Wondering why the female lost her job, yet the male is vacationing, while still getting paid??
  • Ann: Me too...why is it ok to publicy humiliate a "civilian" but not a Sketchy Cop? She loses her job..he gets a paid vacation....Something smells VERY BAD.

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WayneH January 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Reading the above comments, I get the feeling that the majority of female responders feel there is sexism against the traffic cop because she is female. And they may be right! Yes, I know she is a non-union employee and can be summarily dismissed. Instead of silence, maybe if the powers that be told the residents exactly what went down, (was she on duty?), it might clear things up. If she was off duty, this is starting to sound like the Village Board is preaching morals. Would not surprise me to see lawsuits down the road.
Richard Ferrara Sr. January 21, 2014 at 01:50 PM
She had the keys to the house. What are the legal ramifications of that. That may reduce him to a by stander? Just throwing it out there. Not taking sides.
Juliette Logie January 21, 2014 at 07:44 PM
Did he know she wasn't authorized to use the house?
laszlo Lowenstein January 21, 2014 at 08:54 PM
She was young and beautiful. A smile that lit up his heart. And so adventurous compared to his straight arrow ways. He wanted to get close, to prove he could loosen up and have some fun. She had the key to a nice house. "It's okay Poppy, my boss won't mind," she told him. "I bought lattes." He had to be with her, even if meant breaking some rules. He was thinking of getting a ring and told her. They shared a passionate kiss. Then the rich lady's friend walked in.
local Business owner January 22, 2014 at 06:53 PM
He had his d.ck in her a.s
Robert limonius January 26, 2014 at 09:32 PM
Wish the EHVPD would be "transparent" and tell the taxpayer of other misconduct we have had with this officer...
Robert limonius January 26, 2014 at 09:35 PM
He was just"escorting" her to do some"under-the-covers"work?!?!?!?
Robert limonius January 26, 2014 at 09:39 PM
To serve and protect the police?..Next time I get in trouble...can I sign-up for that"association".
local Business owner January 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Mario is a fag and uses woman as beards
BooBa February 01, 2014 at 08:03 PM
He is in Colombia at his new job packing fudge and she is still up here smugling bones!

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