Assault reported

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.

4 thoughts on “Assault reported

  1. Bless her heart and good for her. Sure hope this leads to changes in that police department. Firing that officer and his friend would be a great place to start.

  2. I’m sorry for her suffering. But a real investigation? Ya’ think? I’m beginning to believe that the only right women have in the US anymore is to be victimized. Most sexual assaults aren’t reported, of the fraction that’s reported most aren’t taken to court and of that fraction only a miniscule number are ever convicted. Before I get flamed, I know all the factors of shame and further victimization that creates these results. Given our history on this issues (and recent court decisions), they’ll probably make the cop coach of the women’s high school volleyball team and incarcerate the woman for making a false report.

  3. Shameful.

    But I bet that if the cop gets fired, he just moves over by a couple of townships and gets hired again.

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