March 19 2018
PORTLAND, Ore. - A woman from Las Vegas has stated that Portland police Jeromie Palaoro stripped in her hotel room and demanded sex after he responded to her call for help.
Palaoro has been convicted of first-degree official misconduct over accusations he demanded sex acts and a massage from the woman, the charge, a class-A misdemeanor. The original charge was dated early July 2015.
The woman who made the charges and who described herself as a sex coach, says she was trying to report an alleged assault at the time. She said that Palaoro texted her then arrived at her hotel room around 3:30 a.m. on July 5 wearing street clothes and offering to talk to her about the report.
According to her account, when he got into the room he allegedly pulled out his gun and set it on a table, took off all his clothes and ordered her to massage him.
As part of Palaoro's plea agreement, he must resign from the bureau, serve 18 months bench probation, and will have his state police certification revoked.
A seven-year veteran of the police bureau, Palaoro had been working as a patrol officer out of the East Precinct.
The Portland Police Bureau takes allegations of misconduct seriously and cannot comment any further as this remains an ongoing investigation.
Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Bureau's Performance Review Board.