Former Suffolk police officer accused of sex crimes


by Sula Kim

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 24 at 5:21 PM

SUFFOLK – A former Suffolk police officer is charged with drug possession and he’s accused of sexually molesting a young girl.

Jay Quigley is accused of molesting a girl starting when she was 10 years old, according to a search warrant.  That girl is now an adult.

“It is not unusual for victims to come forward later when they feel they're in a position of safety,” stated Suffolk police spokesperson Debbie George.

Quigley’s friend Ruben Durand said he can’t believe the accusation. 

“He’s a hard working guy,” described Durand.

The search warrant states that Quigley’s wife saw him on Facebook asking young girls to text him pictures on his cell phone.

Investigators confiscated lap top computers and DVDs from Quigley’s Whaleyville home.  They also found marijuana.

While he is charged with possession of drugs, the Commonwealth’s Attorney says there’s not enough evidence to charge him with aggravated sexual battery.

Detectives say the investigation is far from over.

“It’s disturbing because he was an officer…. position of trust and authority."

Quigley worked as a patrol officer for Suffolk from 2001 to 2007.