Former Philly officer charged with sexually assaulting woman while on duty

Mike Dougherty
November 14, 2018 - 6:01 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A former Philadelphia police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while on duty.

Federal prosecutors say Thomas O'Neill, 47, was in uniform and armed on July 3, 2016, when he drove a woman to a school parking lot and sexually assaulted her.

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U.S. Attorney William McSwain says O'Neill faces several other charges, including abuse of power.

Former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams never filed charges in this case.

O'Neill faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted.