Wayland, Mass. (WHDH) — Furloughed Wayland Police Chief Sean Gibbons will be paid over $350,000 over the next two years to cover the remainder of his contract amid a misconduct investigation.
The boss, who has been on furlough since March and plans to step down later this month, is accused of violating department guidelines by having an inappropriate sexual relationship in 2003 and another sexual encounter in 2010. It was unclear if it was the same person.
In the report, the city said the victim “did not consent to their sexual contact … was under the influence of alcohol and believes Chief Gibbons was “grooming” … and exploiting his position of power.”
“Chief Gibbons yelled at… and submitted [the victim] subject to closer scrutiny…after they have had intercourse,” the report said.
The report also said that Gibbons molested a department intern in December 2021 and that Gibbons admitted to driving drunk twice.
The city said that case is ongoing and that it will investigate how Gibbons was repeatedly promoted, how she reports sexual harassment and how she engages in contract practices.
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