A police chief in Alabama has been suspended without pay after writing on Facebook about Democrat Doug Jones “groped” him in 1978.
“On another note, Doug Jones fondled me on a boy scout camping trip in 1978,” Killen police Chief Bryan Hammond wrote in a Facebook comment, AL.com reported Tuesday.
“I wasn’t gonna say anything, but I just couldn’t stand the thought of him being a senator. I was ok with it until now. By the way, you can’t see me right now but I’m crying as I type this.”
Hammond also put up a picture of a yearbook signature, which says: “Bryan, Thanks for the great time camping. Doug Jones.”
Hammond was suspended for 15 days without pay, according to the report.
He told AL.com his comments on Facebook were “sarcasm.”
His comments reportedly came in a thread about a woman who accused GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, Jones’ opponent, of sexual assault.
Moore is facing calls to step aside in the Alabama Senate race after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.