Later, at the precinct, authorities say Sandino told the victim that she was going to jail and would lose her children unless she had sex with him. When the victim went to the restroom at the precinct, prosecutors say Sandino followed her inside and made her perform oral sex.
The complaint goes on to say that upon the victim's release from custody, Sandino told her that he expected her to have sex with him at a later time. Thereafter, Sandino allegedly called the victim on numerous occasions.
The victim subsequently reported Sandino's misconduct to NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau, which began an investigation. In March 2008, Sandino was removed from active duty.
As further alleged in the government's court filings, Sandino engaged in similar misconduct in the summer of 2006 in connection with the arrest of another drug dealer. On that occasion, prosecutors say Sandino coerced a female cousin of the drug dealer to engage in sex acts with him based on threats he made concerning the lengthy prison sentence faced by the drug dealer.
More recently, in September 2009, Sandino allegedly engaged in lewd sexual behavior in front of a female arrestee and then forced her to raise her shirt to expose her upper body.
Sandino has been charged with three misdemeanor counts. If convicted of all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison.