Venango County prison guard charged with sex crimes

FRANKLIN — A corrections officer is accused of sexually assaulting two female inmates at the Venango County Prison while on duty.  Franklin City Police tell us 50-year-old William W. Hunter, of Oil City, assaulted the women on multiple occasions dating back to November 8th.

Hunter is facing one count of felony aggravated indecent assault, two counts of felony institutional sexual assault, and one misdemeanor count of official oppression.

Hunter was arraigned yesterday and remanded to the Clarion County Jail in lieu of 60-thousand dollars cash bail.

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