Snohomish sheriff's deputy had sex in patrol car

SEATTLE – An internal investigation by the Snohomish County sheriff's office found that a sergeant had intimate relations with a woman for months while on duty, including in his patrol car.

The investigation report on Steve Coney was obtained by KOMO-TV in a public records request.

The investigation was launched after officers heard moaning over the dispatch radio.

KOMO-TV reports Coney admitted having intimate contact with the 23-year-old woman he met in November 2009. She wanted to become a deputy. He also used his work phone to send her text messages and to receiver photos of her in lingerie.

The 20-year veteran was fired just before Thanksgiving.

The sheriff's office said it was a personnel, not a criminal, matter.