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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Attorney General Takes Over Prosecution Of Probation Officer Who Made Sexual Advances

Jeffrey Collins

Warren County probation officer arrested for making sexual advances toward probationers

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of a Warren County probation officer accused of misusing his position of authority by making sexual advances toward at least three probationers on his caseload. He is also accused of engaging in unwanted sexually lewd acts during two separate probation meetings.

According to the criminal complaint, Jeffrey Collins, 37, 402 Whipple St., P.O. Box 889, Sheffield, Warren County, approached at least three probationers with solicitations that were either overtly or implicitly sexual. In each instance Collins allegedly made sexual requests of the women, including asking them to take photos of themselves or make videos of themselves having sex, in exchange for favorable consideration involving their probation.

"Probation officers have a duty to protect and serve our local communities and there is no excuse for this type of conduct," Attorney General Kane said
The charges state that on two occasions Collins exposed his genitalia and engaged in sexual activity in front of one of the probationers while she was at his office for regularly scheduled probationary meetings.

Collins is charged with six counts of harassment, three counts of official oppression, two counts of indecent assault ? without consent, two counts of indecent assault ? forcible compulsion, one count of indecent exposure and one count of open lewdness. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 30, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Attorney General Kane thanked Warren County District Attorney Robert Greene and the Pennsylvania State Police for their cooperation and assistance with the investigation.

The case will be prosecuted in Warren County by Deputy Attorney General Patrick Schulte of the Attorney General's Criminal Prosecutions Section.

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)


Anonymous said...

My God! You can't even go to a probation officer without them being a pervert and soliciting you for sex! No one is safe anymore.

Anonymous said...

Haha Really?! Don't get in trouble then you won't have a probation officer! Because good people get in trouble?? Give me a break you clown!!

He's trash, no doubt, but let's condemn both criminals!

Anonymous said...

12:33:00 And you've never once in your entire life got in trouble? Some people make stupid mistakes, it doesn't mean they need to be sexually harassed by the PO appointed to them. Get a life moron.

Anonymous said...

How many of his "clients" were perfectly fine with, or benefited from the arrangement? Both sides need held accountable.