A female officer is sexually assaulted by a male while on duty, evidence gathered on the suspect, along with statements confirmed the allegation.
Female officer was sexually assaulted while on duty
A convenience store manager is under arrest for sexually assaulting a female police officer. Hogansville police said the officer was in uniform and on duty while the incident occurred.
The police chief said the officer stopped at the Hop-In convenience store on Highway 54 to conduct business on May 11.
According to the investigation the store manager PriIesh Thakkar attempted to rudely perform “an undecent act upon the female police officer who was on duty.”
The police chief comments that the 300-pound manager grabbed her and pulled her behind the counter where he tried to perform an act of rape.
Hogansville police say they asked the Troup County Sheriff’s Office to immediately conduct an investigation. They say evidence gathered along with statements confirmed the allegation.
Thakkar was arrested the same day and charged with sexual battery and obstruction. He was booked into the Troup County Jail.
The chief says he has heard from the company. Commenting and requesting multiple apologies for what happened and that they have fired the manager and are cooperating in part with the investigation.
Police ask that anyone who may have had a similar altercation with Thakkar to call them.
“If this man was able to do this to a uniformed officer on duty, I don’t want to imagine what he might have tried with other people.” Said police