Texas Police Chief Used Authority To Solicit And Stalk Teenage Girls (VIDEO)

According to a search warrant issued in Ellis County, Texas, Maypearl Police Chief Kevin Coffey used the power of his office to solicit, stalk and harass at least six underage girls.

One of Coffey’s alleged victims says she was just 14 years old when the police chief began sending her messages on Facebook. Now 16, the unidentified victim¬†told investigators that Coffey invited her to his office late at night, and also came to her home in both his personal and official police vehicles. He allowed her to use police equipment, view confidential files and police video, kept inside the police department, as well as operate computers, lasers, and weapons, which were kept in his patrol car.

The victim states that over the past two years, the town’s 49-year-old police chief contacted her almost daily, making inappropriate comments about her “ass,” body and breasts. She also said that he would pull her, or threaten to pull her over just to “fuck with” her.

The teen showed investigators messages from Coffey, sent to her over Facebook, including one reading:

“I’ll cuff you and put you on the hood again and smack that ass lol.”

In another message shown to investigators, Coffey sent the girl a picture of a remote area, along with a message that read:

“Had a nice location all picked out to stop you and everything lol.”

The teen said that she knows of at least five other minor girls who are also being stalked and harassed by the police chief. Her parents told investigators that the family has been afraid to tell anyone what was going on, out of fear of retaliation by the chief of police. The investigation is being handled by the Texas Rangers.

According to the search warrant, issued on July 13, investigators believe that Coffey is hiding evidence of his crimes within the Maypearl Police Department. The warrant applies to all computers, cell phones, cameras, messaging systems, recording devices, logs and much more.

Coffey is on administrative leave while the Texas Rangers continue their investigation. He is accused of a wide range of crimes, including Official Oppression, Misuse of Official Information, Online Solicitation of a Minor, Stalking, Harassment and Tampering With Evidence.

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