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Woman Says Cop Maced Her After Breakup

(CN) - An Alabama police officer Maced a 17-year-old girl and framed her for unlawfully consuming alcohol as a minor after she broke off their sexual relationship, a federal lawsuit claims.

Alexandria Quinn, now 21, sued Officer Levy Kelly, 40, and the City of Tuskegee, Ala., in the federal court in Montgomery on claims of assault and battery, false arrest and false imprisonment. She also accuses the City of Tuskegee of negligent supervision.

According to the complaint, Kelly first met Quinn when she was only 14 years old and he was an on-duty police officer with the City of Tuskegee. On the very day that he met her, she claims there was "inappropriate sexual contact with her."

Quinn says Kelly then pursued an ongoing sexual relationship with her, despite the fact that she hadn't yet reached the age of consent.

The complaint states: "On at least fifteen occasions, Officer Levy Kelley met with Ms. Quinn and had sexual intercourse with her while she was fifteen and sixteen years old."

The sordid details include secretive meetings at "the old county hospital," where the two would allegedly have sex in Kelly's patrol car.

According to the complaint, Kelly has been indicted on multiple counts of statutory rape against Quinn and "at least one other victim."

Quinn says when she turned 17 she told Kelly "she wanted to stop their relationship."

However, she claims he continued to contact her, and on Oct. 13, 2012, allegedly pulled up alongside her parked car and "without any warning" sprayed her in the face with mace. He then handcuffed her and placed her in the back of his patrol car, she claims.

Quinn says he then opened a bottle of beer he found in her car "to make it appear that Ms. Quinn was consuming alcohol" and then arrested her for minor consumption.

Quinn says that Kelly used his position as a police officer to harass her and that the City of Tuskegee did nothing to intervene.

The complaint states: "Officers and supervisory personnel within the Tuskegee Police Department, and other City of Tuskegee officials acted with deliberate indifference toward Officer Levy Kelly's inappropriate and illegal sexual relationships with ... Alexandria Quinn."

Quinn claims she's been forced to seek psychological treatment for "emotional distress, PTSD, depression, and other psychological conditions related to Defendants' conduct."

She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages

Quinn is represented in the case by attorney Raymond L. Jackson.

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