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Former Maypearl Police Chief Gets 40 Years in Prison for Sex with Minor

Sentences must be served consecutively, judge says

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A former North Texas police chief has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for enticing and having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl in 2015.

An Ellis County jury gave Kevin Coffee, the former police chief in Maypearl, maximum 20-year sentences Tuesday for each of two counts, one of sexual contact with a minor and one of sexual assault of a minor.

State District Judge Cindy Ermatinger ordered the sentences to be served consecutively, or back-to-back.

The girl's parents told police Coffey first contacted her through Facebook when she was 14.

An arrest warrant said Coffey would ask the victim over video chat to perform sexual acts while naked, and that he exposed himself to her multiple times.

Coffey has been indicted on similar charges in Hill County. Charges in Johnson County are also pending.

Maypearl, a town of about 900, is 30 miles southwest of Dallas.

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