WAXAHACHIE, Texas - A former North Texas police chief is now in jail after being arrested and charged for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl, according to CBS DFW.
With former Maypearl Chief Kevin Coffey in the Ellis County Jail, investigators are now hoping that other victims, or individuals who know about victims, will come forward, reports the station.
Coffey was placed on administrative leave with pay on July 13 and Texas Rangers arrested him at his home on Wednesday.
According to officials, Coffey had allegedly been carrying on a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. It was reportedly a relationship that involved the 49-year-old man exposing himself, having online video chats with and sexually touching the teen, says the station. Also, in at least one situation, the former chief allegedly grabbed the girl's hair and kissed her before inappropriately touching her.
Meanwhile, the station reports that another young woman, Brittanie Lyon, says Coffey would send her inappropriate text messages, massage her back and say things that made her uncomfortable, reports CBS DFW.
After hearing about Coffey's arrest, Lyon, who was once a volunteer at the Maypearl Police Department, began to question herself, reports the station.
"I've been alone with him in his office. I've been alone with him out patrolling at nighttime, for hours. And I'm like 'what if something would have happened?'"
According to the Waxahachie Daily Light newspaper, jail officials have Coffey separated from other inmates, but he is not getting any special treatment.
Thursday morning a judge set his bail at $350,000.