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August 27, 2006 permalink
Previously, Philadelphia social worker Brandon Ware was infamous for raping a client under threat of child removal. But he only did it once. Now read about Eric M Ferber.
Investigator charged in sex coercion case
Margate police arrested a Broward Sheriff's Office investigator on charges he coerced a woman into sexual acts twice after he told her he could take away her children, authorities said Friday.
Eric M. Ferber, a child protective investigator, was arrested Thursday as he returned to the 28-year-old woman's home for the third time, expecting another sex act, officials said. Ferber, 48, of Lake Worth, had coerced the woman twice before when he visited her Margate home on June 1 and July 31 to investigate the welfare of her children, said Detective Francis Kolenda.
Ferber was charged Thursday with one count of sexual battery and transported to the Broward County Jail. He is a civilian employee who responds to child welfare complaints. The Sheriff's Office suspended him without pay while the department conducts an internal affairs investigation, said spokesman Hugh Graf.
Margate police are asking anyone with information about this case or other incidents to call 954-972-7111.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel