Police officer who slept with six co-workers breaks her silence on 'stupid and desperate' affair
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An officer at the centre of a police sex scandal said she was 'desperate' and 'stupid' after going through a difficult divorce.
Earlier this month, five cops from La Vergne Police Department in Tennessee were relieved of their duties after it was reported that they were having sex on duty and sending explicit images to one another.
A majority of the focus is on Maegan Hall, who is said to have had affairs with a number of her colleagues including sergeant Lewis Powell, officer Larry Holladay, officer Juan Lugo, sergeant Ty McGowan, and detective Seneca Shields.
In a report following an internal investigation by the police department, it states that Hall, 26, also had a threesome with officer Patrick Magliocco and his wife.
Although she initially denied the claims, WSMV4 has now obtained transcripts of interviews with the officers involved in the sex scandal, showing that Hall has now admitted to the affairs.
She explained how the situation spiralled out of control, telling the department’s head of HR Andrew Patton: "Me and my husband were kind of on the verge of a divorce and I just cracked and then it just kind of got out of hand.
"I got stupid, I got desperate, I guess, and guys are guys and they’ll stick their d*** in anything."
When asked for clarity on the threesome with Magliocco and his wife, Hall said: "So his wife showed up and I think she had to work the next morning.
"So, we were walking her to her car and on the way back we were just talking and we went to – it was some cut off near one of the shorelines – and we had intercourse."
Nude photos were also said to have been exchanged between Hall and a number of other officers.
Elsewhere in the lengthy interviews, she admitted to performing oral sex on Powell inside a police substation.
Explaining why she initially lied about the allegations, Hall said she didn't want to ruin Powell's career and suggested she was concerned for her safety if she talked.
The ongoing situation caused a number of mental health struggles for Hall, who said she once 'dry fired' a gun against her head 'so she could hear what it sounded like'.
Officers Lugo-Perez, Shields, Holladay, Powell, and Lugo-Perez similarly denied the allegations initially before confessing to their involvement with Hall.
Meanwhile, McGowan admitted to sending Hall a nude but denied ever having sex with her.
Patrol officer Gavin Schoeberl, who was suspended for one week, said he only received a nude once which he deleted.
In the transcripts, he claimed to have never had a sexual relationship with Hall and didn't know about the other interactions.
Fired sergeant McGowan had also reportedly tried to convince his wife, Hall, and her husband Jed into having a sexual interaction together.
"Ty wanted to try to get Jed to have a thing with all of us," said Hall.
"We played strip Uno and then V (McGowan’s wife) went out onto the patio with Jed. Me and Ty kissed for a little bit and then that was it."
In another instance, the 26-year-old said she and Magliocco tried to convince their partners into a wife swap.
"When Mags was like right by us, and then on the couch Mags was like, 'If y'all start making out, maybe Jed will get into, my husband, into the idea.' And when we started making out, Jed was like, 'No.'"
Hall, Powell, and Lugo-Perez, as well as McGowan and Shields were sacked following the revelations. Magliocco and Holladay were suspended from their duties. The investigation is ongoing.