Police officer who is married to police chief said he ‘gave into temptation’ when he raped a male inmate


Brian Butler 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A police chief was left humiliated after her husband, who works as a police officer, was arrested for sexually abusing an inmate.

The police chief of Massachusetts, took time off from work after her husband was arrested and fired from his job.

A man filed a complaint with the Salem Police Department, claiming that Officer Brian Butler, 56, forcefully performed a sex act on him after he was arrested.

The man, who was intoxicated at the time of the assault, told police that Butler took him into a broom closet and performed the sex act on him without consent.

Police said that surveillance video confirmed the man’s account of the assault.

Butler, who has been a part of the police force for 24 years, allegedly told police “I gave in to temptation.”

In court, he pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, indecent assault and battery. Butler faces 20 years in prison if he is convicted of the charges.

He was released after post $10,000 cash bail.

Butler has been married to his wife, Salem police Chief Mary E. Butler, for 29 years, and they have three children.