A Texas police chief was jailed Wednesday on accusations he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl including sticking his hands down her pants and placing his fingers inside her while they were both inside his office.
Mayfield Police Chief Kevin Coffey, 49, whom we’ve written about here and here, would also spank the girl and “dry hump her on his desk” as well as have online video chats with her where he would strip naked and have her act sexual for him so he could masturbate.
Coffey, who kept in contact with the girl for two years, would tell the girl he had a strong desire to tie her up and gag her as well as to have intercourse with her, but wanted to wait until she was 17, the now 16-year-old victim told investigators.
Coffey, who turned himself into the Ellis County jail Wednesday afternoon in front of news cameras, is charged with four felony counts of indecency with a child (sexual contact), indecency with a child by exposure, sexual assault of a child and sexual performance of a child.
He was also official terminated today, so the local media now refers to him as the “former chief,” something that should have been done months ago. Especially considering he is also being investigated for the same behavior towards another 16-year-old girl.
According to WFAA:
News 8 cameras were rolling exclusively as Kevin Coffey, 49, turned himself in at the Ellis County jail around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. He declined to answer questions posed by News 8.
Coffey is expected to be arraigned inside the jail Thursday morning, when a judge will decide whether to set bond.
“We don’t do favors here,” said Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown. “If you’ve got a charge, it’s just like everybody else. We’re not going to meet at midnight and let you in the back door. You’re going to have to face the charges, like anyone would.”
The city said in a news release Wednesday afternoon Coffey is no longer the police chief, as of July 22, 2015.
Coffey, who had been under investigation for weeks, was terminated a few hours after he turned himself in Wednesday, but his photo and bio still remained on the department’s website on Thursday morning.