A former Central Texas police officer was arrested on Thursday after being indicted on a charge of indecency with a child. As of Friday, he is out of jail on bond.
Former Rosebud Police Chief Quincy Lee was arrested at the Falls County Courthouse after he appeared in court for an arraignment on a separate charge.
Deputies transported him to the McLennan County Jail where he is being held on a $75,000
"I've learned a lot through the investigations as we have assisted the Rangers. So was I surprised about the charges today and it being in McLennan County? Not really. unfortunately," Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman said.
The Falls County sheriff said Lee is being housed in Waco because the crime was reported in that county and for safety reasons.
"We were not able to hold him in [the Falls County Jail] because we would've had to place him in protective custody due to the fact he was prior law enforcement, as well as the charges he was charged with, was indecency with a child. It could've put his life in jeopardy if we put him in general population," Scaman said.
According to Scaman, Falls County does have the ability to put inmates in protective custody but they are limited.
The Texas Rangers told Scaman the victims are relieved Lee was arrested.
Lee was arrested in December after being indicted on a charge of sexual assault of a child. Back in March of 2018, Lee was arrested after being accused of forcing a woman on probation to have sex with him.
The 40-year-old resigned from his position as chief in 2017 after a male police officer submitted a sexual harassment complaint against him.
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