Former Delaware County Director Charged with Indecent Assault of Employee

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HARRISBURG, PA — Former Delaware County Emergency Services director, Timothy A. Boyce, 60, faces charges this week for an alleged indecent assault against an employee at the county’s communications center earlier this year. Attorney General Michelle Henry unveiled three misdemeanor offenses — indecent assault, simple assault, and harassment — related to an incident that took place on Jan. 30.

The charges outline a distressing sequence of events where Boyce reportedly called the employee into his office and initiated unwanted physical contact by kissing her. Subsequently, when the employee attempted to distance herself and exit the office, Boyce purportedly proceeded to grope her buttocks and make inappropriate remarks.

Boyce was arraigned following the allegations, with bail set at $50,000 unsecured. Attorney General Henry underscored the seriousness of the accusations, highlighting the imperative of maintaining safe and respectful work environments devoid of harassment or abuse.

The distressing nature of the incident prompted the employee to leave her position and not return to work. The case, initially referred by the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office to the Office of Attorney General, is now under the purview of the Criminal Prosecution Section for prosecution.

While these charges paint a concerning picture of workplace misconduct, it is essential to uphold the presumption of innocence until guilt is established through due process. As the legal proceedings move forward, the focus remains on upholding justice and accountability in addressing workplace misconduct.

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