This was smart. This woman is a lot more likely to get a real investigation this way than by reporting it to the police:
In a tear-filled disclosure, a Lower Merion woman took the lectern last night at a township commissioners meeting to allege she was stalked and sexually asssaulted by a a Lower Merion police officer in 2010.
Speaking in a shaky voice during the public comment period, the 25-year-old woman alleged that the patrolman stalked her over a period of a month by sitting in a patrol car in a parking lot beneath her window.
“He saw me naked,” said the woman, whose identity is being withheld by the Inquirer. “Because of this, I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.”
Further, she told the commissioners, when she reported the police officer to the township, she was “illegally detained by one of his friends.”
“It was a violation of my rights,” said the woman. “It took a lot of courage for me to come forward. I know I’m not the first, and I know I’m not the last. You guys can make that decision.”
The woman said the matter had been troubling her “for over a year.” She told the commissioners she came forward because she was looking for “justice, not money.”
“I just don’t want this to happen to another girl,” the woman said.