WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) — A pair of Westport investigations became intertwined Friday when the lead investigator in a rape case was accused of having a personal relationship with the alleged victim, the Target 12 Investigators have learned.
A motion filed in Fall River District Court alleges Det. Jeffrey Majewski of the Westport Police Department was having a relationship with the same woman that police suspect is the victim in the Kevin Nunes sexual assault case.
Majewski was the lead investigator on the Nunes case when he was placed on administrative leave amid an internal investigation.
The relationship “may very well be indicative of a biased, defective investigation that infects the entire process,” according to the motion filed by Nunes’ attorney Kevin Reddington.
The discovery motion stated details of the relationship could clear Nunes, and asked the court to order Westport Police and their Internal Affairs Division to release all the evidence from their investigation of Majewski.
Reddington did not indicate when the relationship between the woman and Majewski started.
Nunes, 48, an employee of the Dartmouth, Water Division, was charged in January with rape and indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.
Majewski was placed on paid administrative leave last month for what department officials said was “a consensual relationship with two women.”
“I was told by an ex-girlfriend she wasn’t going to be happy until I lost my job and ended up on the other side of the news,” Majewski said at the time.
In an email Friday, Majewski said he “cannot comment any further than my comments last week.”
The Westport Police Department has yet to respond to a request for comment on the motion.
Nunes and Reddington declined to comment after a brief hearing on Friday.