GBI investigating claims of sexual criminal misconduct by the Jesup police chief

GBI investigating claims of sexual criminal misconduct by the Jesup police chief
FILE - Jesup Police Department Chief Mike Lane (Source: WTOC)

JESUP, Ga. (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has confirmed it is looking into allegations made against the Jesup Police Department chief.

According to the GBI, the agency was requested by the District Attorney to investigate allegations of sexual criminal misconduct by Chief Mike Lane.

A complaint was filed with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office by a former female employee at the Jesup Police Department.

In the report, the former employee claims the chief several times tried to talk her into having sex with him, made numerous sexual remarks, and inappropriately touched her on one occasion. The woman stated these incidents left her feeling “embarrassed, degraded and humiliated” and that led her to resigning from her position.

According to the report, the woman claims the first incident occurred in February 2019. The complaint was filed with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 20, 2020.

It is an active investigation. No other details have been made available at this time.

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