Disgraced Texas Police Chief Indicted on 2 Charges of Indecency With a Child in Hill County

The former police chief of Maypearl, Texas, was indicted last month in Hill County on two charges of indecency with a child for allegedly exposing himself and performing sex acts with a child, according to the Waxahachie Daily Light.Coffey, who remains in the Ellis County jail on several child sexual assault charges in lieu of $800,000 bond, was originally arrested in July 2015 on four child sexual assault charges. Three additional charges out of Johnson County were later added in August.The two indictments filed Nov. 8 were originally two of the four charges from Ellis County, but Ellis County and District Attorney Patrick Wilson said they were transferred to Hill County because that was where the alleged incidents occurred.Ellis County and District Attorney Patrick Wilson said the two charges on which Coffey, 49, was indicted are not new, but that the proper venue was changed because the two charges were determined to have happened in Hill County.According to the indictments, Coffey allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a child younger than 18 and exposed himself to a child younger than 17.Coffey was arrested in July 2015 after a 14-year-old girl came forward and alleged she had a sexual relationship with the disgraced police chief.Another girl told police Coffey sent her sexual messages on Facebook and waited outside her house in his police cruiser, according to a search warrant.Coffey joined the Maypearl Police Department in 2010 and became chief in 2013. Coffey resigned shortly after his arrest.In August of that year, he was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child, stemming from accusations that Coffey had a sexual relationship with a minor in April 2001 while serving with the Grandview Police Department.Coffey's next trial date is set for February 2017.  Continue reading...

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