A jailed North Texas police chief has resigned after being accused of going online and trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship.
Ellis County jail records show ex-Maypearl police Chief Kevin Coffey was being held Sunday on $350,000 bond.
The Maypearl City Council met Saturday to fire the 49-year-old Coffey, but instead accepted his resignation.
Coffey was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child by exposure, indecency with a child by sexual contact and sexual performance by a child.
Coffey was put on administrative leave with pay July 13 after searches of his home and the police station. Investigators say the girl is now 16.
Maypearl is a town of about 900, located 30 miles southwest of Dallas.
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