The police chief for Montevideo, Minnesota, has been placed on leave while an investigation is carried out after a young woman took out a restraining order against him.
Chief Adam Christopher allegedly send hundreds of texts to the 18-year-old woman, starting when she was 17, which started out casual and became increasingly frequent and sexual in nature over time.
The West Central Tribune reports that in her restraining order, the woman described Christopher as an acquaintance – the father of one of her tae kwon do classmates– and says she eventually felt frightened and threatened by him.
He eventually sent hundreds of messages to her via text and Facebook, and the victim said she feared retaliation from him if she filed a restraining order.
The City of Montevideo confirmed on Friday that Christopher is on paid leave while an investigation is conducted by the city and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, WCCO reports.