Trooper arrested for sexual battery

By Herald Staff

CRAWFORD COUNTY — Indiana State Police arrests a four-year veteran ISP trooper this morning following an investigation into an alleged sexual battery that took place on Feb. 27.

Ryan L. Griffith, who was off duty at the time, was alleged to have touched the female victim in an unwanted manner at a private residence in Crawford County.

Griffith is also alleged to have provided false information to investigators during the investigation, which upon its conclusion, was turned over to a special prosecutor for review. As a result of that review, the following charges have been filed in the Crawford County Circuit Court: Sexual Battery, Level 6 Felony, and False Reporting, Class B Misdemeanor.

Griffith was taken into custody without incident and incarcerated in the Crawford County Jail, where he is being held on a $7,500 cash bond. He has been placed on administrative leave without pay until the conclusion of the criminal proceedings, at which time, an internal investigation will be conducted to determine departmental discipline.

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