Former county treasurer waives preliminary hearing in assault case

A former county elected official has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges including indecent assault.

Warren County Treasurer Dennis Munksgard, whose term ended at the end of 2023, was charged with indecent assault and harassment by City of Warren police on Feb. 8.

He waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, online court records show.

The alleged victim is a county employee.

The incident allegedly occurred on Dec. 13 shortly before 9:30 a.m. at the courthouse.

The affidavit of probable cause states that Munksgard walked behind the victim to an elevator and said, according to the victim, that he “liked the view” when she bent over. The victim also reported that Munksgard asked her if they could have sex in the elevator.

Police alleged that Munksgard then followed her into the elevator “approached her from the side then wrapped his arm around her back/waist and leaned in and kissed her neck” and “told the victim that she made his day.”

Munksgard told police there had allegedly been an “ongoing flirtatious relationship” and claimed that “he did not feel that he had acted inappropriately.”

He told police that the victim made a sexually suggestive comment toward him before they entered the elevator.

Munksgard also allegedly told police that the victim at first told him “Not today” in the elevator and “he then went over to her and she ‘played ball.'”

The case is being prosecuted by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.


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