A federal lawsuit claims that an Alabama police officer had been engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl; when the girl broke off their relationship, the officer allegedly Maced her and framed her for unlawfully consuming alcohol as a minor.
According to the complaint, Alexandria Quinn was only 14 years old when she met Officer Levy Kelly, now 40.
Quinn claims there was “inappropriate sexual contact” on the very first day she met Kelly, who was an on-duty police officer with the City of Tuskegee.
Quinn says that Kelly then pursued an ongoing sexual relationship with her. The two would allegedly have sex in Kelly’s patrol car during secretive meetings at “the old county hospital.”
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As stated in the complaint, “On at least fifteen occasions, Officer Levy Kelly met with Ms. Quinn and had sexual intercourse with her while she was fifteen and sixteen years old.”
Quinn says that when she turned 17, she told Kelly that “she wanted to end their relationship.”
Quinn claims that he continued to contact her. On Oct. 13, 2012, he allegedly pulled up alongside her parked car and sprayed her in the face with mace “without any warning.” He then allegedly handcuffed and placed her in the back of his patrol car.
She claims that Kelly then opened a beer of car he found in her car to make it appear that she was “consuming alcohol”, and proceeded to arrest her for minor consumption.
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Quinn, now 21, sued Kelly, 40, and the city of Tuskegee, Ala. in the federal court in Montgomery on claims of assault and battery, false arrest and false imprisonment.
She also accuses the City of Tuskegee of negligent supervision. She states that Kelly used his position as a police officer to harass her, and that the city of Tuskegee did nothing to intervene.
Courthouse News reports that according to the complaint, Kelly has been indicted on multiple counts of statutory rape against Quinn and “at least one other victim.”
Quinn claims that she’s been forced to seek psychological treatment for “emotional distress, PSTD, depression, and other psychological conditions related to Defendant’s conduct.” She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.