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Former Rushville police officer charged with misconduct over relationship with teen girl

RUSH COUNTY – A former Rushville police officer has been arrested after state police say he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl.

State police said the investigation started in August 2012 after the Rushville City Police Department contacted them about allegations against the officer, 28-year-old Cale Worley.

Worley was arrested late Friday on a warrant for felony official misconduct (class D felony) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor (class A misdemeanor). According to court documents, Worley sent the 15-year-old girl messages on Facebook and via texts.

The former DARE officer for the department, Worley worked in Rushville Community Schools, where he first encountered the 15-year-old girl. Police said he met with her after hours and communicated with her electronically. Worley resigned from his position in August when the original investigation began.

The case was turned over to prosecutors in November.

According to court documents, the girl’s uncle originally reported his concerns about interaction with Worley. The girl’s father also said he knew his daughter had exchanged text messages with the officer.

The girl’s father said he saw Worley’s patrol car “parked behind the old Whitefelt building” one night and then discovered “that his daughter was not there as she should have been,” court documents said. When his daughter returned, she admitted that she had been with him.

The girl said she first texted Worley after getting in trouble for an earlier incident. She said she would “Facebook message and text message with Worley and that Worley had given her his cell phone number.” They met behind the Junior High School and she “also drove around in Worley’s patrol car,” court documents said.

The teen said she talked to Worley about her “sex life” and other topics. On March 28, 2012, she said Worley picked her up in his squad car between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. The girl was on juvenile probation at the time, and being away from home without permission and past curfew are both juvenile delinquency offenses. “Worley was on duty and in full police uniform that night,” according to court documents.

Worley didn’t report his meetings with the girl, even though officers are required by department rules to log any meetings with juveniles after curfew. Rushville police also said Worley had a key to the loading dock at the school.

The girl said their relationship ended after the March 28 meeting.

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12 Comments to “Former Rushville police officer charged with misconduct over relationship with teen girl”

    Raditude said:
    February 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Oh, now we're censoring anything anti-government?

      I am you said:
      February 11, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      They do that

      ClanSmokeJaguar said:
      February 11, 2013 at 5:11 PM

      You foil heads crack me up.

    I am you said:
    February 11, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Another fine example of what our police really do. At least he wasn't robbing people?
    Or, at least he did not kill anyone drunk driving?

    Nice job LEO's keep it up

    Joe said:
    February 11, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Too bad a hot female cop didnt try and get with me when i was in school, i guarantee you the story would be alot different than this one ;-)

    cathy said:
    February 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    hes not the first police officer to have affairs with teenage girls in rushville, what about the ones that got away with it and even had kids with these kids in jr.high if they are going to bust 1 they might as well get em all hell then we wouldnt have a police dept.

      john said:
      February 11, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      Where does it say in the article they were having an "affair"? I thought I read it right. No mention of the 2 having sex anywhere.

    cathy said:
    February 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    or at least a very small one

    Terri said:
    February 11, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    There is so much of this stuff happening,and most of it is never told…glad someone is stepping up and letting people know what is really going on in their town.The officer was out of line..period.He is a person(was) in authority and took advantage of a situation.Fifteen years old…..that could have been his own daughter in todays world! I hope they throw the book at him so at least future officers in this town will know it won't be tolerated!

    cathy said:
    February 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    where does it say an affair is always sexual???? duh shes 15 a pervert is what he is if there was no "sex" its only because her daddy found out and probably saved her from what was coming next

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