Titusville, PA August 12, 2014-The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop E, Corry along with the Crawford County District Attorney’s Office filed charges today against a former Titusville Police Officer. The charges stem from an incident that occurred shortly after noon on July 24, 2014 where it is alleged that Officer Clarence Lee Peterson, of Titusville, PA, who was on duty, approached a female clerk at Spanky’s Tobacco World, 11560 Hydetown Road, Oil Creek Township, Crawford County and grabbed and/or caressed the victim’s left buttock area without her consent while she was stocking shelves at the store. An investigation by the Criminal Investigation Unit at PSP Corry led to the charges being filed today.
Peterson was charged with one misdemeanor count of Indecent Assault and one summary count of Harassment at District Judge Amy Nichols Office in Titusville. Peterson will be notified of the charges via summons. Chief Gary Thomas of the Titusville Police Department advised that Officer Peterson is no longer employed by the Titusville Police Department after resigning on August 1, 2014.
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