The woman, who was filmed making out on the street with a married Maryland police officer before sitting in the back of his police car, was unapologetic about their tryst.
Virginia Pinto told The Washington Post that her relationship with now-suspended Prince George’s County Sheriff Francisco Mallette “wasn’t a one-night stand,” and that the two had been dating for about two years.
“That’s the main story — it’s not a small thing,” she said, adding: “Of course it looks bad because he’s a cop. But I just want people to understand that it wasn’t a one-night stand.”
Pinto’s first severance came just hours after Mallette’s wife, Paula, posted a fiery Facebook post on Wednesday morning telling her to “rot in hell.” be recognized. The video went viral.
Despite the publicity of the scandal, Pinto, a proud military veteran, spoke about it with poise and poise.
“What’s the excitement? He’s a cop. I’m a civilian. We got caught. It sucks, but it’s going to pass,” she said.
“I live my life. I have kids. I’m sure, as you guys know, I have a 15-year-old boy with autism. His father is white. I think I’m interested in white people.
“In my opinion, I’ve done nothing wrong. I’m going to get on with my life and do what I’m doing. In my heart, in his heart, I know I didn’t do anything. He knows. Paula knows. I have done nothing wrong. God is my supreme strength.”
Paula spoke more strongly about the situation in a statement to The Washington Post on Wednesday night.
“Virginia seemed to be upset with me when her husband left her dirty ass because she couldn’t stop cheating and meddling in other people’s business,” she texted.
“My husband used her for sex because she was easy… He broke a promise to her so she would give him sex. She was easy. I never made our marriage public because like all marriages we met When it comes to difficulty. We finish everything at the end of the day [sic]”.
In the 47-second clip, Pinto and a uniformed Mallette kiss and engage in some intense fondling next to his police car, which is parked near a park full of children next to Oxon Hill High School.
They then crawled to the back together, where witnesses said they remained for 40 minutes before leaving separately, the Baltimore Standard reported.
A second video has since emerged that appears to show Pinto sneaking into a Prince George’s County Police Department cruiser, which appears to be Mallette’s, on another occasion.
After Paula accused Pinto of destroying the family on Facebook, the mistress hit back in her own post, accusing his wife of cheating on her, but declined to comment further when pressed Wednesday.
“I’m not going to tell you this, come on. I can’t tell you this. There’s no bad guy in this. I guess we’re all bad guys,” she said.
“From what I’ve read in the reports, he was allegedly suspended in May for domestic violence. As it turns out, ding ding ding ding—maybe something wasn’t right in our relationship.”
“Now people will understand, will see, that no marriage is perfect. He just happens to be a police officer.”
Mallett was briefly suspended in May and 2016 after he was accused of child abuse after he allegedly beat his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son so hard that the boy lost consciousness.
The Prince George’s County Police Department of Internal Affairs later ruled that both charges were baseless, the department said.
Pinto said those events and the current scandal haven’t hindered her affection for Mallette, but wouldn’t speculate about their future together.
“Of course if there’s affection. Of course. I’m not going to hide that,” she said.
Police acknowledged both videos in an update Wednesday and reiterated that they were investigating Mallett.
Sheriff Malik Aziz said: “I know the actions of this officer seen in these videos have sparked a range of emotions in the community and brought negative attention to the agency and the many hard working men and women who wear our uniform .”
“It is my hope that none of the officers behave in a way that discredits this agency or this county. I assure the residents of Prince George’s County that I take this matter very seriously.”