A Lake County
Sheriff’s Police officer has been charged with official misconduct, the
Indiana State Police said.
Sam Orlich Jr., 43,
of Crown Point, was charged with official misconduct on Thursday, following
an ISP investigation which began on Sept. 19, 2013, when a 37-year-old
Lowell woman made a sexual misconduct allegation against him at the Lowell
Orlich has been on
administrative leave during this period, police said.
Orlich was booked
into the Lake County Jail and released after posting a cash bond today,
is a Class D felony punishable by a term of six months to three years.