Push to stop unemployment for ex-officer in sex case

January 28, 2011 5:48:48 AM PST
A southeastern Pennsylvania official says it's reprehensible that a former police officer convicted of sexual assault is collecting unemployment compensation.

Forty-two-year-old Michael Marren, a former Bensalem police sergeant who led the sex crimes unit, was convicted in December of assaulting a female volunteer emergency medical technician.

He's awaiting sentencing for aggravated indecent assault, a felony, and indecent assault.

Bensalem's public safety director Fred Harran said his department has been fighting to end Marren's unemployment compensation since weeks after Marren was let go in March.

Harran said the department's lawyers have failed to get a post-conviction meeting to address the issue.

Marren, who is free on $20,000 bond, declined to comment.


Information from: Bucks County Courier Times