James Stackhouse, an 18-year veteran of the Metro Police Department resigned last week following allegations he had inappropriate relations with a child.
Metro Police spokesperson Don Aaron said the department received information about the allegations over the weekend and informed Stackhouse early Monday, Aug. 3. He submitted a one-sentence, hand-written resignation Tuesday, Aug. 4.
WSMV reports that the alleged incident involved a Wilson County girl who may have been as young as 12.
Metro Police did not reveal details about the alleged incident because it took place on Dale Hollow Lake and is being investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.
"In the early morning of Aug. 3, Officer Stackhouse was called in and was presented with the allegations and was questioned or talked to about the allegations," Aaron told WSMV. "They were very serious, and a situation like this warranted his immediate decommissioning and the admonishment that disciplinary action would begin immediately."
At the time of his resignation, Stackhouse, 46, was a field training officer at the Hermitage Precinct.
No charges have been filed against Stackhouse.