Official: No prosecution for Quigley

Published 10:17 pm Monday, June 27, 2011

Four months after a search warrant was served at former police officer and City Council candidate Jay Quigley’s home, the Commonwealth’s Attorney says there is not enough evidence to prosecute him on child molestation allegations.

However, Suffolk police are waiting on the analysis of a final piece of evidence.

“Based on the evidence that’s been made available to us, we do not feel we have sufficient evidence to proceed with criminal prosecution,” Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Phillips Ferguson said last week.

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A search warrant unsealed last week revealed that police officers seized two computers, two cellphones and 10 DVDs at Quigley’s house in February after a woman accused him of molesting her beginning when she was about 10 and continuing through her teen years.

“Police are still investigating,” city spokeswoman Debbie George confirmed on Monday.

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.”

Attorney Randy Raines of Ferguson, Rawls and Raines is representing Jay Quigley. He says that the Quigleys are in the process of a divorce and that his client denies the allegations.

“We adamantly deny any improper contact with the child,” he said.

The Suffolk News-Herald does not identify victims of alleged sex crimes.

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.