Randolph County funeral director arrested for allegedly groping woman

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Thomas A. Oswalt pleaded guilty to battery in May 2017. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, all suspended.

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ind. – Police in Randolph County arrested a funeral director after he allegedly fondled a woman who was trying to make funeral arrangements following the death of her mother.

The investigation into Thomas A. Oswalt, 42, began on October 19.

According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, a 22-year-old woman was at Oswalt Funeral Home making arrangements after the death of her mother when Oswalt touched her twice in an inappropriate manner.

Oswalt also texted the woman and made several lewd and inappropriate comments.

Oswalt was arrested on October 21 on a preliminary charge of sexual battery. He was released from the Randolph County Jail after posting a $5,000 bond.

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