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New York police detective burns her husband’s clothes after accusing him of cheating

By William Martin 1:29 PM November 23, 2017
Marissa and Paul Sorocco

A New York police detective was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after setting her husband’s clothes on fire.

Some reports suggested that the couple’s two children were home at the time of the fire, but her attorney disputed the claim.

37-year-old Marissa Sorocco, who has been a police officer for 13 years and was promoted to detective three years ago, was arrested after being accused of setting her husband’s clothes on fire inside their home.

Plainview firefighters were called to the detective’s home at 10:15 a.m. when someone smelled the fire. By the time they arrived, the flames were extinguished.

Firefighters found burned clothes and some structural damage inside her husband’s closet. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Several reports claimed that Sorocco believed that her husband, Paul Socorro, who is a Nassau County cop, was cheating on her.

Sorocco was arrested and later charged with arson and criminal mischief. A judge at the Nassau County District Court ordered the detective to stay away from her home, husband, and children.

She will be staying with her father, according to her attorney. A family court judge will set up visitation between Sorocco and her children.