IMPD officer arrested on sexual misconduct, child seduction charges
INDIANAPOLIS — Officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed on Monday that an officer has been charged on multiple sexual misconduct with a minor and child seduction charges.
According to court documents, Paul Humphrey was charged in Marion County with
- Four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, a Level 4 felony
- Three counts of child seduction, a Level 5 felony
- One count of attempted obstruction of justice, a Level 6 felony
- One count of official misconduct, a Level 6 felony
- One count of voyeurism, a Level 6 felony.
According to a news release from IMPD, detectives from the department’s special investigation unit began investigating an alleged relationship between Humphrey and a minor. On Friday, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant for Humphrey’s arrest and the department’s violent crimes unit arrested Humphrey “within an hour of the warrant being issued.
“I’m deeply disappointed and disturbed by the allegations made in the probable cause affidavit,” IMPD’s Acting Chief Christopher Bailey said in the release. “This was someone who was trusted to protect the community and our residents… Children should trust that people in authority will protect them at all times. My prayers are with the victim and her family during this difficult time.”
According to the release, Bailey suspended Humphrey without pay with a recommendation of termination to the IMPD Civilian Police Merit Board.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.