Top Sheriff Ousted After Taking Explicit Photo
The President of the Maine Sheriff's Association has been ousted from his position with the organization because of a sexually explicit photo.
Wayne Gallant is in his third term as Sheriff in Oxford County and also held the top position in the Maine Sheriff's Association. But now, he's being replaced, after a sexually explicit photo of Gallant in his uniform, taken in his office, has surfaced.
Gallant has admitted that he took the photo and sent it to a woman he doesn't want to identify. In a statement sent to WGME-TV, who discovered the photo, Gallant said the "appropriate thing for me to do is not remain in a leadership position with the association and to step down."
The Maine Sheriff's Association issued its own statement, saying that it doesn't condone what Gallant did. It goes on to say that Vice President Sheriff Kevin Joyce of Cumberland County will be acting president of the association.
It's not clear, at this point, if this incident will affect his position with the Oxford County Sheriff's Department.