LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — A police officer in uniform and on duty took a 21-year-woman into his office and kissed and touched her against her will, according to Dearborn/Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens.
The officer, Nicholas R. Myers, pleaded guilty to battery and official misconduct Friday and has resigned, Deddens wrote in a Facebook post.
Myers and the woman were friends and Myers offered her $40 to help pay her phone bill, Deddens said. The woman said she chose to meet at the police department because she thought it would be “safer.”
Instead, Myers took her into his office and began kissing her. She said she needed to leave, but as they were walking out, Myers pulled her into a conference room and continued kissing her and touched her inappropriately, according to Deddens.
“Officer Myers preyed upon a vulnerable young female while working in his official capacity,” Deddens said.
Myers was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to serve 120 hours of community service, Deddens said.