Former Oldham County Police officer facing new charges
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former Oldham County Police officer accused of sexting with a teenage girl is facing new charges, according to a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.
Those charges, unrelated to the alleged sexting incident, accuse that police officer of falsifying an arrest report involving the arrest of an off-duty deputy U.S. Marshal.
Officer Shane Mosley resigned from the Oldham County Police last month after he was accused of sending graphic sexual messages to the girl, who has not been identified. He was charged with Unlawful Use of Electronic Means to Induce a Minor to Engage in Sexual or other Prohibited Activity, Official Misconduct, and Unlawful Transaction with a Minor.
On Wednesday afternoon, WDRB News learned of new charges against Mosley.
Those charges stem from an incident that took place on Sept. 15. Police say on that date, Officer Mosley responded to a car accident on W. Hwy. 42 at Buckeye Lane. At that time, Mosley arrested Billy Stotts Jr. for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
In reports, officers and first responders said they noticed a "strong odor of alcohol", that Stotts was "unsteady" on his feet, claimed to have a few drinks while golfing, and said he was "afraid he'd lose his job".
A Sheriff's deputy says he administered a portable breath test, and Stotts blew a .211.
"When officer Mosley wrote his citation, he omitted certain facts and quite frankly falsified other facts," says Assistant County Attorney Daniel Fendley.
The prosecutor says that details involving alcohol are left off of the citation and traffic collision report.
The criminal complaint states Stotts wasn't immediately taken to jail by Mosley after he left the scene.
"More than 2 hours had elapsed, and that was not necessary," says Assistant County Attorney Daniel Fendley.
Without the needed information about alcohol on the citation, the prosecutor says the DUI for Stotts was amended to careless driving.
After learning more about what happened that evening, authorities now have charged the former Oldham County officer with official misconduct, and tampering with public records.
Mosley's attorney says his client maintains his innocence.
"He's going through a difficult time right now. He is looking forward to all of the evidence coming out in these matters," says Steve Schroering.
As for Stotts, he did not want to comment on this case.
A U.S. Marshal representative says Stotts is still an employee, and the incident has been passed on to their Internal Affairs Investigation Unit.
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