Thursday, March 6, 2014

PA - Retired cop (Walter Sasse) arrested for sex assault of teenager

Walter Sasse
Walter Sasse
Original Article

03/06/2014

A retired police officer has been arrested on sex assault charges for a relationship he allegedly had with an underage girl.

Walter Sasse, 75, a 20-year Philadelphia police veteran most recently assigned to the mounted unit, was charged with nine crimes including unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, sexual assault and indecent exposure. He was arrested last night and freed today after posting 10 percent of $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing was set for March 25.

Court records show the alleged assault occurred on June 1, 2011. But a police source said the charges stem from a long-term relationship that started when the girl, who he allegedly met at a horse stable, was 15. A police spokeswoman said she had no details and referred questions to the special-victims unit; a supervisor there has declined to release details.

After his retirement, Sasse managed Courtesy Stable in Fairmount Park. According to an online biography, Sasse is a U.S. Army veteran who worked in Philly's mounted police for 18 years and has ridden with its show and drill team.


9 comments :

Mark said...

Oh good. Let the state and schools teach the children about sex abuse. Why let parents do it where it really belongs?

Sex Offender Issues said...

Agreed, but it's good for schools to do this as well, as long as it's appropriate and not nonsense.

Mark said...

I just marvel at articles like this that wholly demonstrate the irrevocable "CONCLUSIVE PRESUMPTION" that all sex offenders are "beasts," "perverts," "uncontrollable," "repetitive," "compulsive," "deviant," "sneaky," therefore we pack them all into clusters so that the community can feel "SAFE." You know, just like internment camps, leper colonies, POW camps, detention centers ad nausea.

Mark said...

Why bother; these stories are mounting up these days like the national debt.

Mark said...

I am jaded about the state getting involved with subjects as this. It may start off well intentioned, then it will graduate to other sexual things like using condoms, kissing etc., Bobby has two daddies, ad nausea. I have witnessed this time and time again once the state gets their claws into the "children!"

Sex Offender Issues said...

So are we.

Chris said...

There are always comments made like "and parents have to worry about the people around their children". I would not allow my kids to be hanging around any adult that I didn't know, regardless of whether or not they were on the SOR. Why can't people take responsibility for being a parent and stop allowing the government to provide them with a false sense of safety by removing the civil liberties from a subset of the population? Once person has served their sentence they are entitled to live a normal life just like anybody else.

TryingToMakeSomeSenseOfThis said...

I think it's ridiculous that parents think that where a sex offender lives is going to make a lot of difference to whether or not they re-offend. I'm hoping that parents realize that people have these things today that are called "automobiles". How's about parents keep track of their children and stop worrying so much about the unlikely "stranger danger" that might be a guy minding his own business two doors down.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a good idea. Sex abuse is generally done by a family member, what??? But I thought sex abuse was all done by a previously convicted sex offender who somehow snuck his way past the school security system and nabbed a child walking through the school hallway. You know, that's why sex offender residency restrictions are needed- sex offenders have some super power where they always can get their way past school security systems and walk through the hallway and molest schoolchildren. But,there is just one fatal flaw in the sex offender's superpowers- they can't drive 1,000 feet to the school if they feel like assaulting a child there. Therefore, if you ban a sex offender from being within 1,000 feet of a school, sexual abuse will almost completely go away. At least that's the lessons on sex abuse I always learn from the politicians and the news.