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Levinson Admits to Making Up Blackmail Story

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Dartmouth Detective Robert Levinson remains on sick leave after getting caught up in what he calls a blackmail scandal.

Last week, Levinson was arrested in Middletown, Rhode Island, after police say he tried convincing a family member to have sex with him. Levinson says he was forced into the situation by a blackmailer.

However, Dartmouth Police Chief Tim Lee tells WBSM News, during a conversation with Levinson, he admitted he made up the story.

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Chief Lee says Levinson’s future with the Dartmouth Police Department has yet to be determined, and the ultimate decision will be up to him and the Town Selectboard, in accordance with Massachusetts Civil Service laws and the Dartmouth Police contract.

Levinson was arraigned last week in Newport District Court and was released on personal recognizance. He’s due back in court on September 14th.

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