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Fired officer guilty of using job to sexually assault women

November 26, 2019

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former police officer in northeastern Pennsylvania is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of two women by sexually assaulting them.

A federal judge on Tuesday accepted the guilty plea from 30-year-old Mark Icker of Dickson City for the attacks that occurred last December, while he served as an Ashley borough officer.

His lawyer, Bernie Brown, says Icker expects pending state charges to be dismissed once he’s sentenced. The plea agreement calls for a term of 12 years.

Icker was fired from his position with Ashley borough and from part-time jobs with police in the nearby towns of Sugar Notch and Jessup.

Brown says that as part of the plea deal, Icker relinquished his certification to serve as a Pennsylvania police officer.