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Indiana Patrolman Indicted on Charges of Raping Co-Worker

A patrolman with the sheriff’s office in Lake County, Indiana, was indicted Thursday on charges of raping a co-worker, the state police confirmed.

Nicholas Medrano, 34, of Crown Point, was charged with rape, confinement, attempted rape and sexual battery.

An investigation into Medrano began in the fall of 2016 when the Lake County Sheriff’s Department asked the Indiana State Police to look into the allegations because it involved one of their officers, authorities said in a news release.

“The complainant was a professional co-worker of the officer,” authorities said.

Medrano has been with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department for nearly 11 years, authorities said.

Authorities said Medrano's attorney was coordinating with the Lake County prosecutor’s office to turn himself in.

Upon his surrender he will be given a $100,000 surety and will be held in lieu of $10,000 bond, authorities said.

Medrano is currently on leave as an officer from the sheriff's department, the prosecutor's office said.

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