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Lancaster ISD Police Chief facing serious charges

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LANCASTER, Texas -

The head of the Lancaster School District's Police Department has been indicted on some serious charges.

A grand jury says there is enough evidence to take Police Chief Keith Wilkerson to trial for insurance fraud, sexual assault and official oppression.

Wilkerson has a 15-year career in law enforcement. If found guilty,the charges could take Wilkerson from behind the badge to behind the bars.

"It's always disheartening when you have allegations brought against a public servant and to have to participate in these types of investigations it's something that we wish we didn't have to do," said Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Russell Wilson.

A district employee is the alleged sexual assault victim. She went to the Lancaster Police Department who turned her complaint over to the District Attorney's Public Integrity Unit.

"I can't make any other comments about regarding the complaining witness in the case. She's been given a pseudonym and is only being identified by initials," Wilson said.

The district did not want to talk with Fox 4 about the allegations, but did send a statement saying:

"We have been monitoring this situation since our attorney first brought it to our attention. The involved parties have remained on administrative leave. Both the accuser and the accused are on administrative leave. Wilkerson has been Lancaster ISD's police chief since 2008 and with that department since 2002. He has also worked as Red Oak Police, Dallas County Constable, and the Italy Police Department," according to email sent from Lancaster ISD.

Wilkerson has been on administrative leave since November.

The investigation includes emails, texts, and even audio recordings.

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