According to the news reported by AP News, a retired Philadelphia police officer who was already detained on child sex assault charges is now accused of numerous other sex offenses that occurred while he was on the job.


Ex-Police Officer Faces Sex Offenses Charges

Patrick Heron, a former patrol officer, was previously accused of impersonating an officer after he left his position in 2019 to approach underage girls and request sexual pictures, allegations that District Attorney Larry Krasner has called troubling initial reports from AP News.

Heron is now accused of sexual assault against women and girls in 19 new cases dating from the time he was a police officer in 2005 to 2019. He is also accused of harassing or threatening witnesses.

There are more victims, as we constantly finding out. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lyandra Retacco, chief of the District Attorney’s Office’s Special Investigations Unit, stated at a press conference: “We constantly finding there is more evidence.”

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Suspect, Convicted Without Bail

Heron, 53, has had his $2 million bond overturned and is currently being jailed without bail. According to the publication, his attorney, Pierre La Tour, declined to comment on the fresh allegations.

Kidnapping, involuntary deviant sexual contact, improper contact with a juvenile, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, indecent assault, and institutional sexual assault are among the 233 new counts that were announced on Tuesday.

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