A 30-year-old disgraced former police officer at Ashley Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania admitted on Tuesday that he sexually assaulted two women he pulled over in 2018.
According to the Department of Justice, Mark Icker sexually assaulted the victims on Dec. 3 on Dec. 10. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania David J. Freed said that Icker violated his oath to protect and serve to instead become a predator.
“When a line is crossed, and a protector becomes a predator, we must act – swiftly and with certainty. While I am extremely proud of the cooperative efforts of law enforcement in this case, especially my colleagues and partners in the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, we are only able to pursue this prosecution because of the bravery of the victims,” Freed said.” In a case where one of us in law enforcement did something so very wrong, the innocent victims stood up for what is right. We are proud to seek justice on their behalf.”
The Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division also said that Icker “felt entitled enough to coerce his victims into sex acts,” while “clearly expect[ing] to get away with violating their bodies and their civil rights.”
“The public corruption and civil rights squad at our Scranton Resident Agency was determined to seek justice for the women involved, and keep Icker from harming anyone else in this way,” Michael T. Harpster said.
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