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Florida police officer arrested for molesting teen boys who came to care for his lawn

By Mason White 11:56 AM August 18, 2014
James Edwards 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A Florida police officer was arrested after he took advantage of two teenage brothers.

47-year-old Miami-Dade veteran police officer James Edwards, invited the two teens to his home to help with landscaping.

Edwards allegedly picked them up while wearing his police uniform and in his patrol car. The teen brothers are 15 and 16 years old.

When they arrived at his home, Edwards allegedly plied the siblings with alcohol and drugs before groping the younger boy while masturbating in front of him.

Edwards, a 25-year veteran of the Miami-Dade police, was booked on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition.

Authorities said that Edwards gave the teens marijuana and the synthetic drug Molly, after allegedly taking a pill himself.

Edwards also allegedly showed adult videos to the older teen, whose mother knew Edwards.

The officer was granted $85,000 bond and was ordered to remain under house arrest while awaiting trial. He is banned from using the Internet, and from contacting the victims.