Former State Police Officer Arrested for Allegation of Sexual Battery and Sexual Misconduct with a Minor

Aug 24–Decatur County, Indiana – Late this afternoon, former state police officer Jack R. Hewitt, 54, of Greensburg, IN was arrested at the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department.  He was arrested the result of a state police investigation that alleges he engaged in Sexual Battery, a level 6 felony, and Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, a level 5 felony.

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

Today, Hewitt resigned from the state police.  Information on the results of the state police investigation was presented to the Decatur County Prosecutor.  After consultation with the prosecutor Hewitt was arrested shortly after 3:30 p.m. today, without incident, at the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and is presently being held at the Decatur County Jail.  As of the writing of this release, the initial hearing date had yet to be scheduled and a booking photo was not available.  A state police department photo of Hewitt was included with the email version of this release.

Hewitt began employment with the state police in December of 1998 and was most recently assigned to the Versailles post until he resigned today, August 24, 2017.  Hewitt did not have any prior disciplinary history with the state police.

The Indiana State Police has no further information to release related to the allegation, investigation and arrest of Hewitt.  Any inquiries should be directed to the Decatur County Prosecutor’s Office

Persons arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law

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