TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - Tarpon Springs Police Chief Robert Kochen handed detective John Loibl a plaque just last year, honoring him for his work in the department.
But an investigation that just wrapped up Tuesday, found Loibl got involved in a two-year affair with Nickole Carter, a convicted felon out on probation for drug possession charges.
ABC Action News reporter Erik Waxler stopped by Wednesday afternoon, but no one answered.
It's inside the home, police say Loibl would visit Carter to have sex while he was on duty.
He's also accused of using his police car to take the woman to her probation appointments.
On one occasion, the report says Loibl called in sick, then used his police car to bring Carter all the way to Perry, Florida, A 340 mile round trip.
"These violations are serious. They are actually disgraceful," said Kochen.
The chief says those in law enforcement are held to a higher standard. And Loibl knew that what he was doing goes against the department's morale standards.
"Prior to this conduct, we've never had any issues with Detective Loibl. He did his job, he was a good detective unfortunately he ruined all that with his conduct," said Kochen.
According to the report, the couple met in line at Busch Gardens.
Chief Kochen says Loibl did not cooperate and resigned before being interviewed. But Carter did speak with investigators, telling them she was the detective's mistress.
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