Second woman accuses Pa. probation officer

WARREN, Pa. (AP) — State police say a second woman has accused a northwestern Pennsylvania probation officer of groping and sending her lewd text messages while she was under his court-ordered supervision.

Warren County probation officer Jeffrey Collins, of Sheffield has been charged with indecent assault, harassment by lewd communication, and other crimes.

Troopers from Warren announced new charges Sunday stemming from the second woman’s allegations. Police say they learned of Collins’ latest alleged misconduct — which stretched from Dec. 18 to March 6 — while they investigated the first woman’s allegations.

That woman told police Collins threatened to revoke her probation unless she complied with his advances between Feb. 10 and March 2.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Collins who has been suspended from his job. He faces a preliminary hearing April 2. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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