Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Officer Scott Gabbei Accused of Sexual Misconduct

A Pittsboro Police Officer is accused of arranging a meeting with a 14-year-old girl, taking her to a remote location in the Pittsboro City Park. The girl told a clergy member that the incident produced a hug and an open mouth kiss.

The Hendricks County Sheriff's Department arrested 33-year-old Scott Gabbei of Mooresville on a warrant charging him with sexual misconduct with a minor. He was released from the Hendricks County after posting bond of $25,000.

Investigators say Gabbei was in uniform and transported the girl in his police vehicle. He drove her home after the encounter.

Pittsboro Police Chief Christi Peterson is recommending that Gabbei be fired. He is suspended with pay pending a hearing August 24th before the Town Council.

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