Police officer fired amid sexual assault charges


LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A police officer in Lancaster County has been fired amid charges he sexually and physically assaulted a woman he knows.

East Earl Township supervisors voted Wednesday evening to fire Christopher Young, police Chief Kevin McCarthy told ABC27 News.

Young, a township police officer, was placed on administrative leave after the woman reported the assaults in March. She told police in West Lampeter Township that Young forced her to have sex, even though she had not fully healed from a recent hysterectomy.

Two days later, she said Young locked himself out of the house then charged at her and knocked her down when she opened the door.

The woman called the police the next day and reported that Young had grabbed her by the neck and threw her across the room, headbutted her, and kicked her in the calf as she tried to get away.

Young, 33, is charged with sexual assault, stalking, and simple assault. Those charges were held for court after a preliminary hearing last month.

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