Former Warren County Treasurer Charged with Misdemeanor Indecent Assault

February 12, 2024

WARREN, Pa. – Former Warren County Treasurer Dennis Munksgard has been charged with misdemeanor indecent assault following a December 2023 incident at the Warren County Courthouse.

Online court records show Munksgard, 65 of Warren, has been charged with Indecent Assault without Consent (misdemeanor 2) and is awaiting a preliminary hearing. Munksgard’s term as Treasurer ended at the end of 2023. He did not seek reelection.  According to court records, the case is being prosecuted by the state Attorney General’s Office.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, City Police officers were dispatched to the courthouse on Dec. 13, 2023, to assist with an “unknown problem.” The victim, whose name was withheld, stated that while she was pushing a cart full of paper in the basement, Munksgard began walking behind her. According to the affidavit, the victim bent over at which point Munksgard allegedly told her he “liked the view.”

The victim also said that while waiting for the elevator, Munksgard allegedly asked if “they could have sex in the elevator,” according to the affidavit. The victim, according to the affidavit, claimed both comments made her feel uncomfortable.

Munksgard followed the victim into the elevator, at which point, according to the affidavit, he “approached her from the side, then wrapped his arm around her back/waist, and leaned in and kissed her neck.” Upon reaching the second floor the victim exited the elevator, walked to her office, and reported the incident to colleagues, according to the affidavit.

Munksgard, according to the affidavit, claimed that the incident was part of a “flirtatious relationship.” According to the affidavit, Munksgard said that before bending over in the hallway, the victim allegedly said, “I’m assuming the position.”

According to the affidavit, after entering the elevator the victim allegedly told Munksgard, “Not today,” but after Munksgard approached her he said the victim “played ball.”

Munksgard, according to the affidavit, repeatedly mentioned a past flirtatious relationship and allegedly said “he did not feel he had acted inappropriately.”

The affidavit states courthouse security cameras showed the incident happened just before 9:15 a.m.

         

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