Lamoure, ND — Fifty-one-year-old Lamoure Police Chief James G. Watson has been arrested and charged with raping a child under the age of 15. While the small town police chief sits in jail awaiting trial, he’s still getting paid.
It’s safe to say most companies would have immediately fired an employee the very minute that worker got arrested — for raping a small child. But as The Free Thought Project has reported on numerous occasions, police officers often receive special treatment. Not only do they frequently get a slap on the wrist for serious felonies — such as Watson is alleged to have committed — but they often get to keep their jobs and their salary.
As Watson was testifying in a DUI case at the county courthouse, investigators arrested and charged him with numerous sex crimes against a child. He was charged with statutory rape and sexual abuse of a child in three different counties. The abuse is believed to have occurred from 2011 to 2013. According to the West Fargo Pioneer;