Quigley computers seized

Published 10:58 pm Thursday, June 23, 2011

A search warrant unsealed this week reveals that police officers seized two computers, two cellphones and 10 DVDs in February at the home of former Suffolk police officer and City Council candidate Jay P. Quigley.


They also allegedly found marijuana, for which they arrested Quigley that day. But the warrant reveals they were there to investigate allegations of something more serious.

On Feb. 12, police received a complaint from a girl who said she had been sexually molested by Quigley beginning when she was about 10 and continuing through her teen years, according to an affidavit filed with the search warrant. It does not say how old the girl is now.

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Also according to the search warrant, his wife, Lisa Quigley, told police she has observed her husband on Facebook “requesting friendships with young juvenile females and requesting they text him with photographs on his cellphone.”

Quigley answered the door at his Whaleyville residence Thursday afternoon. When told the reporter was there about the sexual molestation allegations, he said, “I have no comment, thanks,” and shut the door.

In addition to being a former member of the Suffolk Police Department, Quigley also ran for City Council’s Whaleyville borough seat in 2008 against longtime representative and then-Vice Mayor Curtis Milteer. Milteer trounced Quigley with more than 77 percent of the vote.

He has not been charged with any sex crimes. His next court date on the possession of marijuana charge is July 25.