MAYS LANDING, NJ (CBS)—An Egg Harbor Police Detective has been charged with official misconduct in connection with exploiting his position in order to engage in sexual conduct with several women, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

On September 24th, Steven Hadley, 31, of Port Republic, was charged with four counts of second-degree official misconduct.

The charges allege that Hadley committed unauthorized exercises of his official function as a police officer in order to obtain benefits for himself, specifically sexual contact.

Hadley allegedly took part in sexual acts with four different women on various occasions, from January of 2010 through May of  2013.

Hadley’s attorney has been served with the charges on behalf on his client due to the fact the defendant currently remains hospitalized and in critical condition following a serious car accident yesterday morning.

Official misconduct, a crime of the second-degree, carries a state prison sentence of 5-10 years and up to $150,000 in fines.

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