John Puckett, 49, of Westmoreland, is accused of having sex with the girl on at least two occasions, at various locations around town including a church parking lot. Smith said he only learned of the allegations after he went by Puckett's home Tuesday. He had not shown up for his shift that morning.
Investigators said Puckett also sent the teen nude photos and a video of himself. Smith said Puckett handed over his badge and gun before their conversation at his home ended.
Since June, Puckett has carried police badge 506 full-time for the Westmoreland Police Department.