MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A 20-year veteran of the Mobile Police Department has stepped down amid allegations that he had sex with a 16-year-old girl.
Authorities say Marshall Freeman resigned Thursday as officials were preparing to hold an administrative hearing.
Police Chief Micheal T. Williams says his department will continue its investigation and refer the case to the Mobile County District Attorney's Office, which will decide whether to seek criminal charges.
Williams says authorities received information on March 3rd that Freeman had had "inappropriate sexual contact" with the girl in July. Authorities would not say how 50-year-old Freeman knew the teenager or how many times they had sexual contact.