In a shocking turn of events, Corporal Francesco Marlett, a 34-year-old Maryland police officer, is under investigation for his involvement in an extramarital affair with Virginia Pinto. The affair came to light when explicit photos and videos of the officer with Pinto surfaced online, leading to a whirlwind of controversy.
Marlett’s wife, Paula, aged 29, was the one who captured exclusive photos of her husband and Pinto, as they appeared stressed outside their Maryland residence. Despite the betrayal, Paula expressed a desire to meet with her husband’s mistress to “hash it out.”
The scandal unfolded when images emerged of Marlett engaged in an intimate encounter with a scantily clad woman inside his Prince George’s Police Department car. Marlett, currently suspended and on paid leave pending an investigation, has yet to respond to the allegations.
In a shocking twist, he was seen outside his family home, valued at $343,000, wearing only a white robe and flip-flops, having removed his uniform. Paula had previously lashed out at Pinto on social media, but later offered to have a face-to-face conversation to resolve the situation.
The drama escalated on Facebook, with Marlett’s mistress and estranged wife engaging in a heated argument, each claiming the other was the first to cheat in their respective marriages. Paula Marlett accused her husband of infidelity over several years and revealed that he had ended his relationship with Pinto due to her own alleged infidelity.
This tumultuous situation has undoubtedly taken a toll on Paula, who stated, “This is a very tough time for me and my three kids. I love you all” in a heartfelt blog post. Pinto, on the other hand, maintained her innocence, asserting that Paula Marlett was not telling the entire story.
Officer Francesco Marlett of the Prince George’s County Police Department has faced multiple suspensions throughout his career, including an unpaid suspension in 2016 following allegations of child abuse, which were later dismissed. He was also suspended for one month in May 2023 after being accused of domestic abuse but returned to work in June, assuming a role in the Bureau of Patrol.
As this investigation unfolds, Marlett’s police authority remains suspended, and the controversy surrounding his extramarital affair continues to grip social media. Both Paula and Pinto, each with three children, find themselves embroiled in a deeply personal and public dispute, adding further complexity to this already fraught situation.