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Suit Claims Sexual Assault by Suffolk County Police Officer

A Suffolk County Police Department officer allegedly exposed himself to the only female sergeant in their precinct and forced her to touch his genitals, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.

The police department hired Cindy Olsen in 1991 and she was deployed to the department’s 6th Precinct. She became sergeant in 2002 and remains the only female sergeant in the precinct. In 2006, Olsen became a Community Oriented Police Enforcement Sergeant.

In May 2014, Olsen was eating dinner with colleagues on picnic benches outside the station house when another police officer, Everett Wehr, came up behind her. He started to massage her neck and back. “While massaging her,” the lawsuit claims, “Wehr pressed his genitals against her back and she told him to stop, while stating, ‘Is this supposed to be a massage? I can feel your genitals.’

Learn more by reading the full article at Newsweek.

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