An Indiana police officer has been charged for alleged sexual misconduct involving a 16-year-old, WNDU reports.
This Tuesday, South Bend Police Officer Timothy Barber was charged with six counts, including Child Seduction, a Level 5 Felony, Child Seduction, a Level 5 Felony, Public Indecency, a Class A Misdemeanor, Official Misconduct, a Level 6 Felony, Public Nudity, a Class B Misdemeanor, Official Misconduct, a Level 6 Felony.
"These allegations are disturbing and have no place in SBPD or the City of South Bend," said Mayor James Mueller. "Chief Ruszkowski and SBPD will continue to work with partnering agencies and will move immediately to place this officer on unpaid leave until the conclusion of the legal process."
"We will always be dedicated to protecting and serving our community and we take all crimes and allegations seriously; even those involving our officers," said SBPD Chief Scott Ruszkowski. "The officer was immediately relieved of duty two weeks ago when we were made aware of these allegations. Now that criminal charges have been filed, I will ask the Board of Public Safety tomorrow to place him on unpaid leave pending the criminal trial."