ISP trooper resigns before being arrested for sexual battery, misconduct with minor

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UPDATE (Sept. 14, 2018)– Jack Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail, one of which was suspended.

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DECATUR COUNTY, Ind. – A Indiana State Police officer was arrested Thursday afternoon after being accused of sexual battery and sexual misconduct with a minor.

Jack Hewitt, 54, of Greensburg, resigned Thursday before being arrested at the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department.

ISP personnel were reportedly notified of the allegations against Hewitt by another law enforcement officer on August 9. As a result of the allegations, a state police criminal investigation began on the same date and Hewitt was immediately placed on paid administrative leave.

According to court documents, a teenager told an ISP detective that Hewitt had inappropriately touched his private areas many times over the past several years. The boy told police that he believes the inappropriate touching started when he was less than 10-years-old and continued until 2014 when he turned 18-years-old.

Officials say the alleged incidents took place inside of the child’s bedroom and occurred when the child was unaware of the touching. Hewitt told police that he did touch the boy inappropriately several times and told police that the last time was a year or two ago.

After information was presented to the Decatur County prosecutor, Hewitt was arrested shortly after 3:30 p.m. without incident and was transported to the Decatur County Jail.

He began employment with ISP in December of 1998 and was most recently assigned to the Versailles post until he resigned. Hewitt reportedly did not have any prior disciplinary history with the state police.

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