Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Sexual Assault
January 31, 2014 — info. from Indiana State Police, Lowell District–
Indiana State Police say a 43-year-old Crown Point man who is a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy faces a felony charge of official misconduct, in connection with a probe into a report of sexual assault more than three months ago.
A local grand jury indicted Sam Orlich, Junior on Thursday. He was booked into the Lake County Jail and released Friday after he posted a cash bond. A formal court appearance has yet to be scheduled.
State Police spokesperson Sgt. Ann Wojas said the investigation into Orlich began on September 19, when a 37-year-old Lowell woman came into the nearby State Police Post to report an alleged sexual misconduct.
Orlich has been on administrative leave since the complaint was filed.
[Photo: Sam Orlich, Jr., courtesy Indiana State Police]