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Ex-Grapevine officer surrenders on charges

ROANOKE -- A former Grapevine police officer surrendered to Denton County authorities Wednesday evening on suspicion that he provided alcohol to a 14-year-old girl and showed her and other girls a pornographic video while the girls were at his Roanoke home for a sleepover with his daughter.

Billy Wayne Bradford, 47, was free Thursday after posting $5,000 bail shortly after his arrest.

According to Denton County jail records, Bradford surrendered to authorities about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and he was released about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Bradford was placed on administrative leave with pay July 23, after Roanoke police contacted Grapevine police about the criminal investigation.

He resigned on Aug. 15, noting to Grapevine police officials that he was leaving because of the allegations.

The 47-year-old former officer who had been with the department for seven years was assigned to patrol and he did not have any contact with children as part of his regular duties, authorities said.

Bradford is accused of purchasing or furnishing alcohol to a minor and displaying harmful material to a minor.

According to search warrant affidavits released Thursday, Bradford offered the 14-year-old girl a Shiner Bock beer and Captain Morgan Rum with juice while she was spending the night with his daughter in July.

Bradford also searched the Internet and found a video that he showed the girls, the affidavit states.

Authorities also plan to present a charge of indecency with a child against Bradford in the next few days to a Denton County grand jury for consideration.

During the same sleepover, Bradford began rubbing the breast of the 14-year-old who he had given the drink to that evening, according to the affidavit.

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