The Bothell (WA) Police Department has completed an investigation into allegations made against Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett, finding that there was no probable cause to show that Chief Mylett committed any crime. In fact, the investigation found that there was no evidence that the chief even knew his accuser.
"There was no substantiated evidence to prove there was ever any contact between the complainant and Mr. Mylett," the department said in a press release.
Mylett had been on paid administrative leave since early August, after a woman claimed the police chief had sexually assaulted her. The woman, a 44-year-old resident of Issaquah, had claimed Mylett assaulted her two years ago in the neighboring city of Bothell after the pair had met on a fetish website for people seeking "very aggressive sex," according to Fox News.
"This has been a hard time for both me and my family, and we're eager to have the investigation behind us," Chief Mylett said in a statement. "I'm eager to get back to work, serving residents and leading the outstanding women and men of the Bellevue Police Department."