Venango County Corrections Officer Charged with Sex Crimes

| November 20, 2012

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A corrections officer is accused of having sex with female inmates at the Venango County Prison.

Franklin police say an investigation into a reported sexual assault of a female inmate at Venango County Prison revealed that 50-year-old William W. Hunter of Oil City, engaged in sexual activity with two female inmates while he was on duty.

A report filed by Franklin Police Detective Kevin J. Lewis alleges sexual activity occurred between Hunter and two female inmates on various occasions.

Hunter was arraigned before District Judge Andrew Fish on one count of felony aggravated indecent assault, one count of felony institutional sexual assault, and two counts of misdemeanor official oppression.

He was placed in Clarion County Jail in lieu of $60,000 cash bail.

During the course of the investigation, Franklin police were assisted by District Attorney Marie T. Veon and the Venango County Prison’s administrative staff.

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