Suspended Cop Will Stand Trial On Newest Sexual Assault Charges
NANTICOKE — Suspended police officer Mark Icker will stand trial on charges alleging he demanded oral sex from a woman driving a carload of children to Chuck E. Cheese.
Icker, 29, of 501 Edgar St., Throop, was previously ordered to stand trial on charges in three other cases alleging he pressured detained women into sex acts. Following a preliminary hearing last week, Magisterial District Judge Donald L. Whittaker forwarded charges in the fourth case for trial as well.
The charges allege Icker pulled a woman over in Sugar Notch on Nov. 8 and pressured her for sex — despite her boyfriend and three children being in the vehicle.
Icker let the woman leave but then began texting her about meeting up for sex, according to prosecutors. The woman never met up with him, but told police she had sent “provocative” pictures of herself to placate Icker, the charges allege.
Icker was previously arrested on charges alleging he pressured two women into performing oral sex on him to avoid arrest, and that he pulled down a third woman’s shirt and groped her after stopping her for driving under the influence.
The first three cases all took place in Ashley, where Icker was employed as a part-time police officer. In addition to Ashley and Sugar Notch, Icker also worked in Jessup.
He is facing a total of 15 counts ranging from sexual assault to official oppression to indecent assault.
Icker remains behind bars at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
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