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Last updated on Friday, February 15, 2013
(MORGAN COUNTY) - Former Indiana State Police Sgt. Ryan Harmon was found to three counts of false informing during a bench trial Wednesday in Morgan Superior Court 2.
The counts are Class B misdemeanors. He faced five counts; he was found not guilty on one and the other count was combined with another count due its similarity.
A hearing for sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.
Indiana State Police said Ryan Harmon, 39, Martinsville, reported last February that a city employee had sexually battered a woman at a local restaurant. He contacted the city's mayor and police chief to report the alleged incident.
The case was passed on to the county prosecutor, but after a one-month investigation it was determined that the allegations were false. Morgan County Prosecutor Steve Sonnega then reviewed those findings and determined there was sufficient evidence to charge Harmon with false informing, a Class B misdemeanor.
Harmon was arrested in April near the Morgan County Courthouse and taken to the Morgan County Jail.
Harmon, who had worked with ISP for 14 years, resigned in 2010 in lieu of being fired. He was the subject of an internal investigation at the time.
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