A former Franklin man was apprehended by federal officials in Kentucky last week, and was awaiting extradition to Venango County where he will face indecent assault charges brought by a Sugarcreek Borough woman.
50 year-old Jeffrey Stephens is charged in connection with accusations that he molested a sleeping woman in her home last September. Sugarcreek Borough officials say charges include aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault.
The woman claims she awoke to find herself being touched by Stephens, who reportedly claims he knows her. She says Stephens did leave when she so ordered him.
A warrant was issued in December for Stephens’ arrest. He was apprehended Wednesday by U.S. Marshal’s Office agents in Scottsville, in Allen County, Kentucky.