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Former Maypearl Police Chief Facing More Child Sex, Indecency Charges

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter ELLIS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) - Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson says new charges of sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact will likely be filed this week against former Maypearl police chief Kevin Coffey. The DA says the new victim contacted them after Coffey was indicted last month on sex crimes against a 14 year old girl. Wilson says, "This victim did see some of the media coverage and came forward, made an outcry related to conduct that occurred 15 years ago when she was a minor." The DA says at the time, Coffey was a police officer in Grandview in nearby Johnson County. The information came out during a court hearing Tuesday when Coffey tried to have his $350,000 bond reduced to just $20,000. The judge denied the request. Wilson says, "We have here what appears to be a pretty disturbing pattern of behavior exceeding more than a decade at least of a man who appears to have been abusing his position of authority and abusing his position of trust in his community." The latest accusations against the former Maypearl police chief now bring the total number of potential victims to three. All of them teenage girls and all of them allegedly while Coffey was a law enforcement officer. The investigation into Coffey began when a 16 year old girl accused him of having inappropriate contact with her for two years while he was chief. That investigation remains ongoing. Wilson says, "We continue to investigate people weekly, sometimes daily who have information related to Mr. Coffey." The new charges against Coffey will come out of Johnson County. His attorney declined comment. (©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.) Follow Jack on Twitter: @cbs11jack  

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